Georges Yameogo

Senegal - Photography

Georges Apollinaire Gobtiguida YAMEOGO

  • AGE : 40
  • COUNTRY of residence : SENEGAL
  • CITY : DAKAR
  • ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE : PHOTOGRAPHY

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A few words about your artistic journey

I learned photography when I was very young from my uncle, whose studio was the only one in the city in the 90s. I was there and we were taking pictures of people’s lives. It was only natural that I turned to a career as a photographer afterwards.

How long have you been an artist ?

I have always been an artist. It was in 2011 during the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire that I became a professional photographer.

Why did you apply for this grant ? How will the sgrant support you ?

I applied for this grant because Africalia is an excellent partner, to spread the message that I carry through this project and also to publicize my work. The scholarship is a great financial support which allows me to complete my budget and execute this PALUCOVID project.

What are your concrete artistic objectives after this residency ?

The objective is that this photographic work can participate in an exhibition in order to keep track of the action taken.

Georges Yameogo - Palucovid