Joana Choumali: Ivorian photographer presents “Resilientes. “
Joana Choumali is a fine art photographer based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Much of her work focuses on portraits, Africa, femininity and documentaries.
In this exhibition, she presents the series “Resilientes” at the hotel Onomo of Dakar (Senegal), within the exhibition “Woman Photographer”. In Huffington Post magazine, she explains that “Resilience is the ability to get back to the original shape after being folded, compressed or stretched. It’s the ability to recover easily in the face of adversity.”
Through her portraits of women, she portrays African women wearing their grandmother’s clothes as a way to connect with their ancestral past. It is the greatness of an Africa, which escapes morbid colonization.
In 2014, she participated in several exhibitions and won two main trophies:
- Winner of the Prize POPCAP’14 Afrique Piclet.org 2014- «Hââbré, the last generation. “
- LensCulture Emerging Talent Award 2014 Winner – “Hââbré, the latest generation. “
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