Anaïs Lopez Eva Smallegange

"Only in Burundi"

Only in Burundi

Only in Burundi’ is a collaboration between photographer Anaïs López and writer Eva Smallegange about the African country Burundi. Through photography and writing they show contemporary Burundian life in different strata of society. The result is a book with a positive outlook, containing personal stories of their guide and main narrator Koky. He talks about his childhood and introduces ten of his friends from different strata of society, such as the manioc miller from whom he buys his flour, the princess who was once engaged to his brother, the president and his cousin the cow herder. They share their views on what you need to survive in this intriguing country, five years after the ending of the civil war: to get things done you need the right connections. The book was published in 2013 and cleverly designed by Linda Braber. The installation was first shown in New York at Photoville in September of 2013. Curators Michl Sommers and Marga Rotteveel translated the book into an exhibition.The exhibition shows our journey in an ingenious way. Photos of different size and thickness, colored tape that connects the different images and stories and audio fragments immerse the viewer in modern day Burundi through the eyes of Koky.

Anaïs Lopez Eva Smallegange

Anaïs López (1981) studied photography at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and the Sint Joost Academy in Breda. She combines working as a photographer for various magazines with making her own long term photo documentaries. With her personal work Anaïs López aims to show a new image of the world around her. A returning question in her work is whether people make their urban society or if it is the other way around. Eva Smallegange (1981) is a PhD-candidate and a pedagogue. She lived and worked in Burundi in 2006-2007. This country full of contrast and its inhabitants grabbed her and never let her go. Eva returns regularly to Burundi for matters of work, but especially to visit what has become her second home. She wrote the stories for ‘Only in Burundi’.

Faith Container #01

Largo Carlos Amarante

In Avenida Central de Braga, two maritime containers hold inside photo exhibitions of the Festival.

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