16.06 – 30.07.2016
Since the emergence of social networks, the "millennial generation" Loza belongs to has been stigmatized for its narcissism. Selfie, a self-portrait created with a smart-phone or a webcam, shared via social networks, is the typical form of expression of this generation.
At the same time, the millennial generation does not hesitate to use social networks in response to the social crises of its time: #BlackLivesMatter in the USA created after the disappearance of the young black man, Trayvon Martin whose murderer was acquitted, #BringBackOurGirls used in the whole world calling for the return of young high school girls abducted by Boko Haram, and many others.
Witness as much as actress of this climate of protest, Loza created #AlienEdits to respond positively to the judgmental and discriminatory appreciations of the black population. This series of photos has now evolved to celebrate cultural diversity. Using symbolic objects and placing them on the head of the subject, Loza celebrates the African woman carrying her load. The elongated neck recalls the extraordinary grace and natural elegance of the black woman. This elongated neck raising the head of the character is also representative of the fight against social clichés.
- From: 1 June 2016
- To: 30 September 2016
- Starting at: 08:45
- Finishing at: 17:00
- LouiSimoneGuirandou Gallery
- Avenue C16, Jean Mermoz, rue C27 près Goethe Institut
- 01 BP 2759 Abidjan 01
- Cote D'Ivoire
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