Emmanuelle Andrianjafy (MG)

Image: Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, from the series
[Nothing’s in Vain], 2017.

Image: Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, from the series Nothing’s in Vain, 2017.

Living and working in Dakar, Senegal, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy’s photographs immerse the viewer in the street scenes, landscapes and close-up details of her adopted home.


Winner of the MACK First Book Award and Contemporary African Photography Prize in 2017, Andrianjafy’s Nothing’s in Vain was also a finalist in the Aperture Portfolio Prize in the same year. Showing soon at the Singapore International Photography Festival, Andrianjafy’s previous exhibitions include Bamako Encounters, the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, Lagos Photo Festival, Photo London, the Athens Photo Festival, Addis Foto Fest, and the Aperture Summer Open.


Nothing’s in Vain has also featured in the British Journal of Photography, Radio France Internationale, CNN, American Suburb X, Contemporary And (C&), and Zum magazine.

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