I wanted to capture the old analogue cameras of image-makers who have in their own way been explorers either by using photography as a way to record people and places, or because they explored the medium of photography itself.
For the last few years I have struggled with the notion of what it means to be a documentary photographer. I feel that people put you in a box with a label and that’s all you are allowed to be.
A group of young Maasai men have been questioning the need to stop and end female genital mutilation within their community.
For many years I have been trying to come to terms with the changes that are transforming Africa into a place that is far removed from the familiar, comfortable Africa I knew as a child.
Silent Lives was inspired by Juliette, a Madagascan matriarch who worked for my grandfather for 50 years.
Portraits de villes or portraits of cities, is a book concept created by the French creative studio Be-Poles. Artists are given a carte blanche to use photography, drawing or collages and choose the city they want to create a book that feels closer to a carnet de voyage or a scrapbook.
So many people have tried to define the feeling the French call mal d’Afrique. The English never had a definition for it, I guess, because they never liked to admit that they were being threatened in any way by this continent. Obviously, they preferred the idea of ruling it rather than being ruled by it.
My fascination with what it means to be an artist started after I met Peter Beard , I was in my teens and loved and respected his books on elephants & crocodiles. Everything about Peter was creative, the way he lead his life and his childlike curious take on everything, mixed with questioning about the way things are. I spent two years making a film ; “Peter Beard, Scrapbooks from Africa & beyond” produced by Canal +.
For 19 years, Joseph Kony has been enslaving, torturing, raping, and murdering Ugandan children, many of whom have become soldiers for his "Lord's Resistance Army," going on to torture, rape, and kill other children. The author exposes the vicious insanity—and cynical politics—behind one of Africa's greatest nightmares. by Christopher Hitchens