Ville Nomade

2009—2016

Since 2010, I have been systematically mapping the urban landscapes that emerge at the intersection between nomadic and sedentary worlds, using an analogue medium-format camera, a notebook and a handheld GPS. 

Ville Nomade is a portrait of Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania. Through a research-based experimental ethnographic juxtaposition of my photographs, archive images, newspaper clippings, appropriated photo albums, film footage, objects trouvées and a variety of edited written sources such as interviews, letters, diaries, notes, maps, news bulletins, journalistic articles, and anthropological essays. 

The project received the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie in 2016, and was published as a monograph by Actes Sud.

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