bio

French-Congolese-Angolan Visual artist born in 1969 in Brazzaville. He is part of the pioneer generation of openly gay photographers and since 1988 of AIDS activists from the african continent. Former Planet Africa and Act-Up Paris activist where he advocated for many years. From 2001 to 2009, he contributed to the writing of articles for the magazine Action, the monthly magazine of Act Up, as well as in the newsletter of Protocol South. The human being is central in his engagement.

Since 2010, he is invested in a long-range artistic photographic and autobiographical story. In the world of photography, Africa is often exposed to what author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls "the danger of a unique story : if we hear only one story about another person or another country we risk a critical incomprehension ". That's why he explores, especially in French-speaking Africa, the living conditions of minorities, marginalized and vulnerable by race, class, validism, gender, HIV/AIDS, religious or sexual orientation. Documenting their relations with the rest of society and their strategies of survival and resistance. A reappropriation of the discourse which addresses first to minorities, and then to the dominante majorities, north and south, also.

This global project, titled Minorities, has already gone through several series (Inside, Lolendo, Erzulie, Molendé, Bolingo, Backstage), and will have other stages in Africa, the Caribbean and beyond. He was a collaborator and the partner of the photographer Nicola Lo Calzo. Occasionally he responds to orders for photographic work for organizations including Progrès santé sans prix (PSSP), Sidaction, Coalition Plus, le Kiosque Info Sida/Checkpoint Paris.

Currently, he lives and works between Paris and Kinshasa.

The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford is currently exhibiting the photographic series "Lolendo" from 1 June 2021 to 30 June 2022.

His photographic work has been presented on Thursday 23 September 2021 at the APELA Congress: ''Activisms and Queer Aesthetics in African Literature'' and will be published by Editions Karthala and the Canadian Journal of African Studies.

Speaker at the "Collecting, preserving and exhibiting the social history of HIV/AIDS" study day devoted to public representations of the epidemic. he was part of the monitoring committee of the exhibition "HIV/AIDS : The epidemic is not over! " which took place at the Mucem in Marseille from 15 December 2021 to 2 May 2022.
 Moussabougou, Bamako, Mali, 2019
 Moussabougou, Bamako,  Mali, 2019
 Moussabougou, Bamako,  Mali, 2019
 Moussabougou, Bamako,  Mali, 2019