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Fabrice Monteiro

Signare #1, Ile de Gorée, 2011
C-print
25 x 17 inches
Edition #8/10, signed
Retail framed: $4,000
© Fabrice Monteiro

Fabrice Monteiro is an emerging artist practicing photojournalism, fashion photography, and portraiture. Born to a Beninese father and a Belgian mother, his was a multi-cultural childhood, which informs his unique signature style revolving around his passion for the people of his country. He is based in Dakar.

His photographs are corporeal, melding environment and beauty with a profound awareness of the physicality of his subjects. This piece is from his series “Signares,” a word used to describe French-African women of the island of Gorée in French Senegal during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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