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Bamako 2011 –Kiripi Katembo


This project simply takes a look at a very visible fact of life in the city I live in: the pollution of the urban environment. With pollution comes sickness: malaria and typhoid fever.

I hold in my hands a tool capable of showing what some refuse to consider as the appalling management of the urban environment. Photography also provides a way of seeing beyond reflection as it opens up a poetic window on another world, the world in which I live.
I want each image to tell of the children born here who have to grow up surrounded by pools of water, and of the families who survive while others leave to live in exile. To me, this is one way of campaigning for a healthier environment and to denounce through images what Kinshasa’s inhabitants see as fate.

Kiripi Katembo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Un regard, 2008 – 2011

Curator: Laura Serani

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