LEONCE RAPHAEL AGBODJÉLOU

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou’s photographs of  the people of Porto-Novo, Benin (formerly Republic of Dahomey) are drawn from street life, his friends, family and studio customers. Benin is all about colour – Porto Novo is like a visual assault.In Leonce’s impressive portraits, wild combinations of locally designed Dutch imported textiles create extreme gradations between background, foreground, person and clothing. Leonce is part of a generation experiencing rapid change and his photographs capture the energy and unfettered zest for life of a people caught between tradition and progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  • http://crystalcreamdream.tumblr.com crystal cream dream

    I love this. more art from africa please!

  • Farrah

    Please more art from Africa.

  • lordchiefrocker

    so so good!!!!