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Meet the people of Tamba

Meet the people of Tamba

Gagnesseri Seek, waitress
Comprising 200 portraits, People of Tamba, by Italian photographer Giovanni Hanninen, depicts the residents of Tambacounda, the largest city in eastern Senegal and the point of departure for many migrants heading to Europe.Hanninen wanted to record the various professionals - from doctors and bankers, to teachers and farmers - in their work environments to highlight their roles in and contribution to society, to counter what he perceives as the negative and numbers-based reporting about migration."I decided to present the photographs in large format to show the people of this project on a human scale and thereby create a rapport with the viewer," says Hanninen. "They are like us; with their past, their present and their aspirations for the future. They represent everyone's history."
Meet the people of Tamba

Adam Wade, bank director
Meet the people of Tamba

Mbaye Ndong, footballer
Meet the people of Tamba

Mariama Ousmane Cissokho, peanut farmer
Meet the people of Tamba

ldrissa Sidibe, beekeeper
Meet the people of Tamba

Bernadette Therese Ngone Thiaw, student
Meet the people of Tamba

Adamo Diallo, cotton farmer
Meet the people of Tamba

Cheikh Faye, shoe seller
Meet the people of Tamba

ldiatou Cissokho, maid
Meet the people of Tamba

The portraits of People of Tamba were publicly displayed as large prints glued to the walls in the streets of different cities. Here, one of the pictures hangs above a street in Dakar.
Meet the people of Tamba

The pictures were also on show in European cities, including Paris and Berlin and as seen here in Milan.
The Albers Foundation will display a selection of photographs at AKAA (Also Known as Africa) art and design fair in Paris, from 8-11 November 2019.
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