Djanta Halidou

In the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, at the door of Niger, the village of Tokabangou rises from the sand dunes. The desert looms around the city, with plastic everywhere and Chinese cars darting along the dirt roads. An old farmer, at the end of his life, talks about the new constraints that modernity has imposed on centuries-old traditions. Is influx of products and attitudes from the West really a good thing? Is modernization actually helping anyone?

Djanta Halidou
by Didier Bergounhoux
France, 2011


Didier Bergounhoux, after finishing a degree in classics, participated in projects and classes of art therapy for autistic and psychotic children. A great photographer who knows Western Africa very well, he creates exposés and documentaries to encourage awareness.

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