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Guy Tillim : The Street Life in Africa big Cities


With his series “Museum of the revolution”, the photographer catches the rumor of the streets of the big African cities and makes amazing shows. A work crowned by the HCB prize in 2017 and to see in the new space of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris. Always like inveterate walkers, passers-by constantly move on the images of Guy Tililm as if they were on the lookout for something, in full quest. Thus, the streets of the big African cities seem to live where the photographer has installed his equipment. Abidjan, Harare, Dar es Salaam, Accra, Johannesburg, Maputo … This is a real panorama offered by Guy Tillim who went to each city several days to capture these scenes of the ordinary life of the streets of these cities. Africa. Above all, what is striking is the similarity between the cities. Everywhere, we find passers-by tied to their cell phones, who seem to be in a hurry, in the middle of the daily activity. Everywhere, there are street vendors on the sly trying by all means to grab  passer-by and...

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