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Léonard Pongo Photography Born in 1988 in Liège, Belgium. Lives in Brussels, Belgium.
Untitled 14, BarumbuUntitled 22, LubumbashiUntitled 21, KinshasaUntitled 20, LubumbashiUntitled 06, LubumbashiUntitled 07, LubumbashiUntitled 08, LubumbashiUntitled 09, Lubmbashi

Project Description

The Uncanny is a documentary project that has been conducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the provinces of Kinshasa, Bas-Congo, Bandundu, Kasaï and Katanga since the political elections of Autumn 2011. The project was carried out by accompanying family members, political personali- ties, religious leaders and local TV in order to document the events that rhythm the lives of the coun- try‘s inhabitants and try to understand Congolese society and recover part of my own identity.

This story brings a vision of the country experienced from within. It tries to show the collateral impact of the war instead of the direct hits. My need to see my country from a different point of view than the so often depicted crises, combined with the openness of people to share their most intimate moments with me and my willingness to be accepted as part of their lives, allowed me to depict my country intimately and subjectively, not trying to deliver a truth, but striving to understand people‘s realities and to reconstruct my own.

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