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Monday, February 15, 2016


Alliance Française de Durban will present Exploration – a video-art & photographic exhibition curated by Delphine Colin - which opens on February 18. The exhibition will display the discovery of the different phases / faces of Africa.

For the last four years, Colin has been developing digital creation about her travels in Africa: Madagascar, South Africa, Lesotho and Tanzania. She took many pictures to show, in a poetic way, the daily life of people in villages. She spent time with communities to discover their daily conditions of life and to photograph them in the intimacy of their homes. Through black and white photographs, digital images and drawings, she explores the different faces of Africa to draw public attention to real-life situations.

However, her images are more than documentary photography: they are transformed in their colours, disappearing in the excessive white of the background, mixed with two or three pictures to create a new one. In that way, the images express feelings, memories, dreams, poetic world and talk about universal human experiences.

Exploration runs from February 18 to March 7 at Alliance Française de Durban at 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside. For more information, phone 031 312 9582 or email: