Bouna Medoune Seye, Les trottoirs de Dakar
(OUT of PRINT)
Photographs by Bouna Medoune Seye (Senegal).
51 B&W photographs taken in1992 in Dakar streets. Forwords by J.L. Pivin. 96 pages 14X19 cm. Edition 1994. In FRENCH only.
ISBN 2-909571-09-2 (14 € out of print)
"These thousands of emerging forms of sidewalks dust, these groups of steel carcasses screaming on the pavement, these guns and these clubs, these arms bracelets of gold marching up to the Dakar sidewalks, Bouna Medoune Seye has photographed them not to be right against the madness, because the madness of its city is a walkside without other inside, without other to be able.“ JL Pivin
Bouna photographed for five years madmen and crazy misfits living in the Dakar streets. Fascination of the misfit whom is Bouna, photographer, filmmaker, artist, for what he considers to be a part of himself.
Bouna Medoune Seye was born in Dakar in 1956. He studied in Marseille, France, and then moved back to Dakar where he seeks to assert African art photography with other African photographers (Djibril Sy, Moussa Mbaye, Boubacar Touré).
In the 1980s, its first exhibitions affirm the strong personality of his work. He take many reports photographs trying to show the urban reality of his country: a certain idea of modernity.
In 1993, he makes an photographic installation on the native Indians of Canada, La Chambre Balnche Gallery,
He shots in 1994 "Bandits Cinema", his first short-story film, and turned towards filmmaking.