JANUARY 6 - FEBRUARY 2, 2021
The Carmignac Foundation presented the exhibition Congo in Conversation from January 6 to February 2, 2021 in partnership with the City of Paris, outdoors on the grilles de la Tour Saint-Jacques in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.
28 photographs from the reports of Arlette Bashizi, Dieudonné Dirole, Justin Makangara, Guerchom Ndebo, Finbarr O'Reilly, Raissa Karama Rwizibuka, Moses Sawasawa, Pamela Tulizo and Bernadette Vivuya, are exhibited there.
"Rue de Rivoli, now returned to the sole circulation of pedestrians and cyclists, we mark the step, irresistibly challenged by these monumental color prints of some eleven young Congolese photographers, including five women (...) This series offers these Congolese voices a platform to contribute to the global conversation, witness in common the situation on the territory of this huge country, and raise awareness of public opinion."
"Finbarr O'Reilly has turned his Carmignac Photojournalism Award into a stimulating collective work."
"We walk down rue de Rivoli and dive...into the intense daily life of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A walk far from the clichés of violence that we associate with this country in the grip of armed conflicts "
Le Journal du Dimanche
"Unknown to the international photojournalists, fifteen Congolese have the opportunity to get their foot in the door (...) the delegation capitalizes on a skull energy where, become collaborative, the Carmignac prize would appear more a springboard than a consecration.