Baudoin Mouanda (1981), Congolese photographer, member of the Collectif Generation Elil and in Africa in visu. He began photography in 1993. He quickly column for local newspapers Brazzaville life and is nicknamed “Photouin.” He turns away from the conformism (photo studio, family, souvenir photo, portrait) and takes a recriminatory look on the repeated wars that Congo has known in his work “The Aftermath of War.”
Elected Best Photographer by the jury of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa and recently awarded at the 5th Francophone Games in Niamey (Niger), where he represented the Congo in 2005, Baudouin Mouanda is selected three times in international competition for the Paris Match Grand Prix of student photo report / SFR, he was one of 30 candidates selected from 4000. In 2007, he has a residence in Paris where he attended an advanced course in CFPJ (Centre for Training and Development in Journalism). He took the opportunity to achieve a personal work of Congolese society in Paris and the suburbs called “the Sapologie.” He continued in 2008 in Brazzaville. In 2009-2010, he exhibited this work on the SAPE as part of the exhibition “The Art of Being a Man” at the Musée Dapper in Paris.
In 2009, Baudouin Mouanda has been exposed as part of the Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie in Bamako where he was awarded the Young Talent Award and another one from the foundation Blachère. He has just completed a residency (Visa to create) for three months in Gabon in Libreville to develop his work “Hip-Hop and Society” and follow the presidential elections. In 2010, Baudouin Mouanda exhibited in Paris, Benin, and Arles. He is currently exhibiting his work on the Sape and Hip-Hop Expo in Helsinki in Ars 11. Baudouin Mouanda publishes regularly in Afrique magazine, Jeune Afrique, VSD, L’Express Style and Planète Jeune. His work is part of several collections in France and abroad.