Franco-Togolese photographer bridges cultural gaps at Paris art fair
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Franco-Togolese photographer Djeneba Aduayom, based in Los Angeles since 2009, showcases her work for the second year at the AKAA art fair in Paris.
Djeneba Aduayom moved to photography a few years ago after a long career as a dancer.
"Most people that I photograph have been called 'ugly' [...] just because people don't understand culture or skin color," says Djeneba Aduayom to RFI.
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The photo below was exhibited at the AKAA Fair.
"This is Adele, I met her in Montreal, she's the daughter of a woman who used to be a soldier and a rebel in Sudan. Adele's mother migrated to Canada when she was young and Adele lost her identity," explains Aduayom.
"My photos always use different elements to create visual poetry".