Sammy Baloji Né le 29 décembre 1978. Works and lives in Lubumbashi/Bruxelles

Sammy Baloji, 35, Democratic Republic of Congo/Belgium Berlin, Germany, February 2014

Sammy Baloji, 35, Democratic Republic of Congo/Belgium
Berlin, Germany, February 2014

Témoin Africa

 

– Is your photographic art work committed to dealing with the context in which you live?

My work questions the still existing traces of colonisation in Congolese society. In this approach, it expresses a desire to inform and rewrite a story from the present. A present aware of his past and ready to assume the future.

– How does your photography integrate the evolution of your society

Although colonisation dates back 50 years, I integrate the events of the past in a new context of the contemporary Congolese society. The aim is to create a clash between two periods of the same space.

For example: I took photographs of the skull of King Lusinga (the Tabwa chief who was beheaded by Captain Storms during a mission of territorial conquest on behalf of King Leopold II). In this project I re-appropriated the scientific method used in photography in the end…

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