Franco-Togolese photographer bridges cultural gaps at Paris art fair

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Untitled 2019 © Djeneba Aduayomm

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.

Listen to the interview

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".

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Untitled 2019 © Djeneba Aduayom (Galerie Number 8)

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