Submitted Series - En Route to Dakar
"It is not always acknowledged that development is a disruptive, sometimes irrational, process. My portrait of a changing Dakar spotlights these aspects. My pictures document a disquieting scenery where the urban sprawl advances relentlessly, offering variegated combinations of cement, laterite and people involved in an intense socio-economic transition. This transition includes a new highway that rips through the centre of Dakar and leads to Senegalese hinterland where a thirsty countryside spreads as far as the eye can see.
What my portrait suggests is the very centre of an open question: are the inhabitants being crushed and swept away by this complex transition or are they slowly taking possession of the new space?"
Professional Commission First Prize Winner for his series “Árnes”.
Professional Commission Second Prize Winner for his series of images from Dakar, Senegal.