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Ikinga

Ikinga

Author: Joseph Akel
$70.00 (AUD)  inc GST
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Description

In late 2013, photographer Stephan Würth embarked on a whirlwindroad trip, winding his way across Burundi, a small landlocked nation in the heart of East Africa. Snapping images on a hidden iPhone during his journey, Würth portrays everyday life in the impoverished country, from the bustling open-air markets of its capital, Bujumbura, to the plantations of sweet banana and coffee deep in the country's foothills. The photographs highlight the integral role the bicycle-or "ikinga"-plays in Burundi's culture. With a candid eye that recalls Walker Evans' surreptitious subway shots of New York in the 1930s, Würth's photographs reveal a lively, resourceful and entrenched bicycle culture that is vital not only to Burundi's economy, but also to the daily survival of its countrymen. At times playful and intimate, "Ikinga" is a bold meditation upon the power of creativity and improvisation during times of great difficulty.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9788862084444
  • : Damiani
  • : Damiani
  • : February 2016
  • : 24.70 cmmm X 24.70 cmmm X 1.60 cmmm
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 72
  • : Joseph Akel
  • : Hardback