Congo, 2013.
Congo, 2013.

The works are the result of an independent artistic commission to freely document the Republic of the Congo over a period of two years and have been published in a large-format book in 2015.

Photographs by Alex Majoli and Paolo Pellegrin
Words by Alain Mabanckou

Commissioned by CTAI

First presented as a private preview exhibition at the Parisian “Atelier Richelieu” in November of 2014.

The inaugural public exhibition has been presented in partnership with the 2015 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles at the ‘Magasin Electrique’ in the Parc des Ateliers.

Following its inaugural debut in Arles, France, the exhibition has been presented in Lagos, Nigeria in association with the Art Twenty One gallery.

Executive production: Jonathan Roquemore
Curation: Daria Birang
Book Design: Yolanda Cuomo, assisted by Bonnie Briant
Production: Marco Zanella & Annalisa D’Angelo

Related Press:
New Yorker review “Nothing but pictures” by BY PHILIP GOUREVITCH
British Journal of Photography
Wallpaper magazine interview with Arles Director Sam Stourdzé

Fotointern Switzerland

Image credits: CONGO MAJOLI PELLEGRIN / MAGNUM, Courtesy of Cherry Tree Gallery, Megève