The Grief: Yannis Davy Guibinga conveys a journey through loss

The Grief: Yannis Davy Guibinga conveys a journey through loss

Yannis Davy Guibinga, hailing from Libreville, Gabon, and currently residing in Montreal, Canada, is a 28-year-old photographer whose lens delves deep into the rich tapestry of African identities and cultures. His keen narrative sensibilities, coupled with an astute eye for composition, have sculpted an expansive portfolio and fostered collaborations with global brands like Apple, Google, and Adobe, as well as acclaimed artists such as Chance The Rapper.

Guibinga emerges as a captivating storyteller through his photography, capturing a new wave of Africans fearlessly embracing their diverse heritage amidst the currents of globalization and Western influence. His portraits serve as poignant documentation of this cultural resurgence, evoking nuanced emotions while maintaining a refined aesthetic.

A luminary in the realm of photography, Guibinga’s influence extends from prestigious platforms like TED Talks to gracing the covers of esteemed publications like Aesthetica Magazine. His works have been showcased at renowned events such as Art Basel 2022 and featured on mainstream platforms like the BET Awards and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Beyond his prolific output, Guibinga also lends his expertise as a juror in esteemed photography competitions, including roles as a National Arts Juror for the American Scholastic Award and as a judge for the AD&D Photography Award and the Indigenous Innovative Solutions Photo Contest, solidifying his status as a leading voice in the global photographic community.

The Grief is a body of work illustrating in an abstract way the emotional journey on which a woman is taken after loss. By going through 7 consecutive stages, grief takes the protagonist through a journey that is simultaneously unpleasant, tumultuous and sometimes frustrating. 

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