Islanders

In  2013, I started Share The Word Project with Seb Toussaint. When we visited Mukuru Kayaba, one of the biggest slum of Nairobi, an inhabitant told us : “it’s like if we were trapped on an island, whatever we do we can’t escape and no one from the rest of the city comes here”.

From that day I started making portraits of people I met in these places. These images were made in slums of Cairo, Addis Abeba, Calais, Bogota, Katmandu, Rio, Manila and Nairobi.