Angele Etoundi Essamba Retrospective: a photographer honoured

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Angele Etoundi Essamba Retrospective: a photographer honoured

This retrospective-event of the photographer Angele Etoundi Essamba is undeniably one of the highlights of the year in Dakar.

For 30 years, the photographer Angele Etoundi Essamba, originally from Cameroon, has directed her humanistic outlook towards African society. This great lady of photography, hailed for her graphic and aesthetic compositions, shatters stereotypes, in particular by questioning the notion of the identity of African women. It is this work that you are invited to see at the African Art Museum Theodore Monod in Dakar.

Titled ‘Strength and Pride: 30 years of Photography of African Women', this exciting exhibition allows Angele Etoundi Essamba's universe to come to life through 200 black-and-white and colour photographs, which in series, take on meaning. They paint a multifaceted and contemporary portrait of African women. This is a major event, as it is the first time in Africa that an exhibition addresses this theme, while honouring a female artist.

Musée Théodore Monod d'Art Africain, IFAN
1 place Soweto
BP 206 Dakar

18 February to 30 March 2016