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Stephan Gladieu Documents Congolese Folk-Art Movement in the Face of Unchecked Consumerism and Waste


Stephan Gladieu is a French photographer whose artistic work is embedded with a great narrative power, which gives each of its images a real augmented reality on the boarders of spirituality. He focuses mainly on his personal and artistic work through portrait series whose DNA is the colour and rigorous composition. Gladieu specializes in covering war and social issues, travelling throughout Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Stephan Gladieu

One of his most recent work is the documentation of; A generation of Congolese street children and artists who used garbage masks and costumes to protest against their country's ecological issues. Gladieu brings Congo to limelight with the term "Homo Detritus". He statesthat “The Democratic Republic of Congo is a geological scandal.”