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Vivid Depiction

Yannis Davy Guibinga

Yannis Davy Guibinga’s (b. 1995) bold portraits are part of an expansive and necessary conversation about the representation of Africa and its diaspora. The work depicts “a new generation of Africans” – using photography as a tool to face up to globalisation and western imperialism. Guibinga explores a breadth of cultures and identities whilst tackling biased or limited perspectives of the continent and its diverse communities. To do so, the photographer uses colour and contrast intuitively. Aqua complements luminous yellow, whilst pillar-box red, blush pink, vivid orange and deep indigo draw the eye into a scintillating spectrum of forms and ideas. Though minimal in composition, bed sheets, flowing clothes and painted concrete subtly play with texture in the background. Originally from Libreville, Gabon, Guibinga is currently based in Montréal, Canada. He has been featured in CNN Africa, i-D, Afropunk and Condé Nast Traveller.

Atlas Hapy for Nikon Z50 (2020).

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