Yannis Davy Guibinga
Yannis Davy Guibingua is a self-taught Gabonese photographer who currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada. His portraits question the diversity of the African continent and its diaspora.
After three years of practice, Yannis Guibinga’s work is beginning to focus on themes related to Africa. His work consists of decolonizing the representation of Africa, challenging stereotypical Western ideas. 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.
Guibinga highlights the diversity of the African continent and challenges the colonial and monolithic representation of the African population and diaspora. Her portraits examine African identities through the intersection of gender, sexuality or socio-economic status, allowing her to offer an honest representation of the African continent.
His works are characterized by a bold palette of primary colours and a futuristic atmosphere, which represent the multiple identities of a modern Africa.