Dakar / Berlin: Photographs by Mamadou Gomis & Simone Gilges

Goethe Institut, Dakar, Senegal
25 Oct 2013 - 06 Dec 2013

Each week one photograph – that was the idea and mode of the photographic interchange held between Simone Gilges from Berlin and Mamadou Gomis from Senegal’s capital Dakar.

After meeting at the prêt-à-partager workshop the two photographers have been exchanging one picture each week via internet since 2009. The photographs serve as a response and comment to the prior one sent – taken in the very unlike cities and addressing everyday life in the streets, rituals of public and private life und the artistic work of both photographers. The developed references bring the other side closer to one’s own and respectively the familiar is made foreign.

The same-titled photobook by Mamadou Gomis (Dakar) and Simone Gilges (Berlin). – Editor: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. (ifa), Stuttgart and Elke aus dem Moore. – Göttingen: Steidl, 2012, 23 x 30 cm, 32 pages text al/fr/angl, 96 pages photos. www.ifa.de


Presentation: October 31, 2013, 7.30pm / Goethe Institut Dakar

Mamadou Gomis and Simone Gilges will be working with eight young photographers from Dakar.

As part of the event, CONTEMPORARY AND (C&) will be presented by Julia Grosse, editor-in-chief, and Aïcha Diallo, coordinator and editor.

This project is produced by the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) in cooperation with the Goethe Institut in Dakar.



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