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The Prophecy

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The Prophecy project is the result of a co-operation between photographer Fabrice Monteiro, Senegalese fashion and costume designer Doulsy (Jah Gal), and the Ecofund organization, which through crowd funding made the project viable. Shot at ten representative polluted locations in Senegal, this series of surreal photographs raises a warning for the Senegalese people in a powerfully threatening way. The costumes of the ghostly figures portrayed, which were partially made from garbage, reflect the atmosphere and state in which each location was found. A photographic series of his The Prophecy was included in the exhibition Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, in 2015.

 

BIO

Fabrice Monteiro is an emerging artist based in the fields of photojournalism, fashion photography, and portraiture. Born to a Beninese father and a Belgian mother, his childhood is nurtured with multi-cultural. His unique signature style revolves around his passion and love for the heart and the people of his country. Monteiro was not predicted to become a photographer. Photography came naturally to him, first as a professional model, he became aware of the complexity of the composition, the lighting and the posture. Traveling the world inspired him to develop more creative projects, Monteiro was not destined to become a photographer, photography came to him. In 2007, he met the New York photographer Alfonse Pagano, who quickly became his friend and mentor. He is striving to build a visual world in his own multicultural image, mastering the aesthetics that allows his images to carry the weight of traditions and modernity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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