Modes’Emploi

Modes’Emploi (2013) is a collaborative project developed by artists Alioum Moussa (Cameroon), Mariko Kadi (Niger) and Pedro Pablo Viñuales (Spain). The project first started as a crossed perspective between Alioum Moussa’s reflection on second-hand clothes and fashion, following from his residency at the Pistoletto Foundation in 2010, and Pedro Pablo Viñuales photographic manipulations, to which Mariko Kadi’s…

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Dominique Catton

Dominique Catton is an international photographer and multimedia artist based in Yaounde. Her work includes freelance assignments as content creator and visual communications strategist with NGOs and UN agencies worldwide. She also teaches photography and video. She has exhibited in Europe, the United States and Cameroon, including at Salon 2016, Photofusion, London; RAVY 2016, Yaounde;…

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Steve Mvondo

Steve Mvondo Born in 1988 in Yaounde, Steve Mvondo is a self-taught photographer based in Douala whose interest in lens-based practices emerged in 2012. His work explores various photographic genres but he is mostly passionate about capturing images that narrate a story and bring the viewer to a place of questioning or contemplation. Mvondo was a…

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Blaise Djilo

Blaise Djilo (born in 1964, Yaounde; lives and works in Garoua) Blaise Djilo is a self-taught photographer who has been practising for more than fifteen years. Along his many professional encounters he learned analogue photography and black and white printing. He currently works in Cameroon’s Northern region where he is capturing everyday life as part of his…

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Patrick Wokmeni

PORTFOLIO Nocturnal Meanderings   BIOGRAPHY Patrick Wokmeni, born 1985 in Douala; lives and works in Gent, Belgium. Artist statement: « I completely immersed myself in photography in 2006. As a self-taught photographer, this spontaneous passion for images certainly owes to my proximity with the visual artists who often made interventions in my childhood neighbourhood, New-Bell in…

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max mbakop

Max Mbakop’s series is a work-in-progress documenting the emergence of roller-skating and BMX as part of the Douala’s urban cultures. His images show the social bonding of two different groups as well as their interactions. They also attempt to capture the figures performed by the riders and skaters up until the night. Click on any…

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Samo Seymo

Samo Seymo’s work is predominantly concerned with the gaze and self-representation. Contemplating the Other Side (2014) is an experimental series born out of a photographic accident that led him to explore a variety of digital possibilities including the aesthetics of archive photography. Here, Samo captures deformations created by water reflections. His figures embrace undetermined sculptural…

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Yvon Ngassam

PORTFOLIO Quiet   BIOGRAPHY Yvon Ngassam (born 1982, Bangangte; lives and works in Yaounde) Yvon Ngassam encountered visual arts in 2009 while producing his first short film with FREEK’1 Entertainment a label he created together with friends during his first year at the University of Ngaoundere. In 2010, Pierre Barbier, director of Alliance française in…

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Rodrig Mbock

Rodrig Mbock: Bendskinners (2015) The term “benskin” from the English words “to bend (one’s) skin” means to bend the body. It also designates a traditional dance from West Cameroon. A dance once at the pinnacle of pop music by a famed band named Kouchouam Mbada that made it the basis of its repertoire over the last…

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