Ibrahima Thiam

Ibrahima Thiam, a self-taught photographer, was born in Saint-Louis, Senegal, in 1976. Thiam takes a journalistic approach characterized by photographic writing about human life. Intimate portraiture and innovative street photography. He captures and reinvents the visual language of everyday life with particular inspiration from the history of African studio portrait photography.

a ritual being conducted in the woods by a horse-headed figure in red robes

Mame Ndeuk Daour Mbaye,
2020 Photographs
Collection of the artist


Marie Hélène Pereira

Marie Hélène Pereira graduated in Management and International Business Law. After a few years of work within the business world, she shifted her professional interest to arts and culture. She is Director of Programmes at RAW Material Company where she has organized a dozen of exhibitions and related discursive programs including the participation of RAW Material Company to “We face forward: Art from West Africa Today” Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; ICI Curatorial Hub at TEMP, New York; The 9th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai; MARKER Art Dubai (2013). She co-curated Scattered Seeds in Cali-Colombia (2015-2017) and curated Battling to normalize freedom at Clarkhouse Initiative in Mumbai, India (2017). Pereira was a co-curator of Canine Wisdom for the Barking Dog – The Dog Done Gone Deaf. Exploring The Sonic Cosmologies of Halim El-Dabh with Dr. Bonaventure Ndikung at the 13th edition of Dakar Biennale of Contemporary African art (2018). She has a strong interest in politics of identity and histories of migration.