“This view of the world, from this country where there aren’t film-makers, is very important… I make films in solidarity, and because I feel a responsibility to not leave this country invisible
– Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Interview with Chadian director of A Screaming Man
My philosophy is that you are quickest on foot. This may sound contradictory. When you walk you move slowly through spaces and by so doing you see more. I have been doing this for 40 years. I move very slowly and gently, I try not to invade other people’s spaces, while at the same time trying to take images. It is a sort of dance, a negotiation, meandering — a very sensitive way of moving through all kinds of spaces.
– Akinbode Akinbiyi, Nigerian Photographer
It’s easy to take a photo, but what really made a difference was that I always knew how to find the right position, and I never was wrong. Their head slightly turned, a serious face, the position of the hands… I was capable of making someone look really good. The photos were always very good. That’s why I always say that it’s a real art.
– Seydou Keïta