Laeila Adjovi

Writer, Radio Reporter, Photographer
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Nationality: Beninese
Biography: Laeïla Adjovi is a Beninese and French storyteller. She grew up in Gabon and South Africa, studied in France, lived in India and New-Caledonia, before working as a radio reporter for the BBC from Dakar, Senegal. As a reporter and... read on
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Copyright laeila adjovi 2021
Date of Work 12/31/69 - Ongoing
Updated 06/14/17

The calm. The darkness. The crackling of my radio. Moments that are already gone, but that make a return under a liquid form, in the developer. Swim in the red. Deliver the latent image. Discover unsuspected treasures on a contact sheet. Light, soak, rub, splash. Forget virtual, ditch digital.  And come out of the dark room dizzy from the smell of chemicals, exhilarated by the power of the light that traps on paper tiny shreds of time.

Analog photography, processed and printed from home. © Laeïla Adjovi


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