Bold Images by Yannis Davy Guibinga Investigate Id As a result of Colour, Texture, and Lavish Fashions

Barbara Merkley



January 31, 2022

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“The First Woman” (2020) featuring Evangeli Anteros. All photographs © Yannis Davy Guibinga, shared with permission

Next his hanging examination of the shade black, Gabonese photographer Yannis Davy Guibinga returns to the dazzling, textured compositions he’s recognised for. His portraits and wider editorial photographs middle on one figures dressed in lavish gowns and coated with shimmering face paint, thinking of how garments, makeup, pose, and facial expression all effects identification. “By permitting each and every impression explain to a distinctive tale and illustrate a distinctive expertise, issue of watch, and perspective… (he) makes a environment of powerful, wonderful, and dignified Africans no matter of gender efficiency, course, or sexual orientation,” a statement claims.

Guibinga generally hovers beneath his topics when photographing as a way to additional bolster the emotional affect of each and every shot. He explains:

Regarding angles, I attempt to have different kinds in a story in buy to have unique views, but searching up at my subjects has develop into with time some thing that I do nearly just about every time. It features a way to see the topics in a really grand and dignified way, and due to the fact I collaborate typically with young style designers, I identified that it is also a fantastic way of exhibiting off a garment although nonetheless telling a gorgeous story with the composition.

Presently primarily based in Montréal where by he’s finishing a master’s degree, Guibinga has 4 collections on perspective at Brick at Blue Star in San Antonio by way of February 3 and will exhibit a different at Galerie XII in Santa Monica opening on February 6. He’s also showcased in the not too long ago posted ebook As We Increase: Photography from the Black Atlantic and has a several tasks slated for the coming months, which you can follow on Instagram.


“Pigments” (2020) showcasing Atlas Hapy. MUA by Amal Afoussi

“The Initially Woman” (2020) featuring Evangeli Anteros & Atlas Hapy

“LAGBAJA” (2021) featuring Béatrice

“Oma Ayiya” (2020) that includes Tracy Valentine. MUA by Amal Afoussi

“Multicolor” (2020) showcasing Atlas Hapy

“Glowzi” (2017) showcasing Glowzi



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