A few years ago after an exhibition in Istanbul, a journalist from Géo magazine told me about a photographer who wanted to come to Africa and follow me around in Porto-Novo, where I live. This was the first time I heard about Pascal Maitre. We decided to meet in Benin. From him I learned one of the most important lessons about photography: what matters isn’t the technique that makes a photo a work of art as much as a testimony, but the perspective, the engagement, and the desire to tell a story.
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