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Le Soleil

Through a correspondence ad in Jeune Afrique magazine, Ilse Cardoen connected with Elhadji Sall, and they started writing each other letters. In the summer of 1986 she visited Elhadji and his family in Quartier Kebe Der in Guediaway Dakar, Senegal.

Ilse and her son Kwabena asked me to create a book from her personal archive. Delighted to work with this beautiful archive, I chose to use the semi-analog Riso printing technique to recapture the vivid memories present in the photographs. We sadly found out that Elhadji Sall passed away in July 2022. This book is a tribute to him and everyone who gave Ilse Cardoen the ‘Teranga’ of Senegal.

Roots to Fruits, 2023
Edition of 100 copies only
Softcover, 48pp
370 x 270mm

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