24th November 2019

In_pictures Meet the people of Tamba

In_pictures Meet the people of Tamba

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in_pictures Gagnesseri Seek, WaitressImage copyright
Giovanni Hänninen

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Gagnesseri Seek, waitress

Comprising 200 portraits, People of Tamba, by Italian photographer Giovanni Hänninen, depicts the residents of Tambacounda, the largest city in eastern Senegal and the point of departure for many migrants heading to Europe.

Hänninen 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 Hänninen.

“They are like us; with their past, their present and their aspirations for the future. They represent everyone’s history.”

in_pictures Adam Wade, Bank DirectorImage copyright
Giovanni Hänninen

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Adam Wade, bank director

in_pictures Mbaye Ndong, FootballerImage copyright
Giovanni Hänninen

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Mbaye Ndong, footballer

in_pictures Mariama Ousmane Cissokho, Peanut farmerImage copyright
Giovanni Hänninen

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Mariama Ousmane Cissokho, peanut farmer

in_pictures ldrissa Sidibe, BeekeeperImage copyright
Giovanni Hänninen

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ldrissa Sidibe, beekeeper

in_pictures Bernadette Therese Ngone Thiaw, StudentImage copyright
Giovanni Hänninen

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Bernadette Therese Ngone Thiaw, student

in_pictures Adamo Diallo, Cotton farmerImage copyright
Giovanni Hänninen

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Adamo Diallo, cotton farmer

in_pictures Cheikh Faye, Shoe sellerImage copyright
Giovanni Hänninen

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Cheikh Faye, shoe seller

in_pictures ldiatou Cissokho, MaidImage copyright
Giovanni Hänninen

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ldiatou Cissokho, maid

in_pictures Picture on display in DakarImage copyright
Giovanni Hänninen

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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.

in_pictures People of Tamba on show in Milan, ItalyImage copyright
Giovanni Hänninen

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The pictures were also on show in European cities, including Paris and Berlin and as seen here in Milan.

The Albers Foundation and Le Korsa 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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