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Yannis Davy Guibinga Explores Identities and Cultures on the African Continent and Its Diaspora


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Yannis Davy Guibinga has discovered in photography a power and a tool that allows him to not only celebrate but also document and represent the various cultures and identities on the African continent and in its diaspora, with the goal of changing the narrative about the continent.


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Yannis Davy Guibinga is a Libreville, Gabonese photographer who uses portraits and visual narratives to explore the identities and cultures of Africans and their diaspora. His work also emphasizes the multiplicity of African identities and how these identities are formed by the interaction of many factors such as gender, culture, and socioeconomic background.

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Yannis Davy Guibinga creates a world of powerful, beautiful, and dignified Africans regardless of gender performance, class, or sexual orientation by allowing each photograph to tell a different story and represent a unique experience, point of view, and perspective.


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Being consistent, committed, and very much interested in what he does and with a focus on representative photography, he had the opportunity to give a TED Talk lecture at the University of Toronto, where he discussed his work as a photographer and the role that photography plays in activism.

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Yannis‘ exceptionality has led to him working for clients such as Apple, and he has exhibited his work internationally in South Africa, Nigeria, France, Russia, the United States, and Switzerland, to name a few, as well as being featured on CNN Africa, I-d, Afropunk, and Condé Nast Traveler, to name a few.

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