2002 // Streets of Douala

2002 // Streets of Douala

These images, made with argentic disposable photo cameras [looking like ordinary boxes], document a urbanity whose scale is close to human body, a city shaped by the actions of ordinary people, as urban space is most of the time abandoned by public institutions and services. The fact the pictures are mostly taken from a car is also about the fear I had while taking them. But it creates an insider and horizontal point of view, with at the same time a distance due to the panoramic format and the all dispositif [the car, cameras not looking like a camera]. This series is also part of a reflexive process about the meaning and responsibility of taking pictures, particularly anonymous people, in a non western context.