International Photography Day: Introduction to “Je suis la rue”

The event will take place on Friday Market Street, in the Gounghin neighborhood of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Saturday 19 August 2023, starting at 6:30 PM, photographs captured by 21 (former) street youths — alongside the professionals of Ayzoh! who guided them throughout the ongoing Waga Studio Project — will be projected onto a large screen.

In keeping with the Ayzoh! style — and to truly celebrate International Photography Day — we won’t specify which images belong to the youths and which to the professionals…

It promises to be a grand “cauldron” — accompanied by music and dance — where photography reclaims its role as a democratic art, affirming spaces of peace, creativity, possibility, uniqueness, unity, freedom, and hope where it is needed most, transcending any real or perceived differences.


Note…

During the event, the next steps of the Waga Studio Project will be unveiled. Having already achieved (and surpassed) all promised objectives with guaranteed sustainability, the project will evolve into something larger and more widespread. In alignment with the project’s spirit, the name will change to “Je suis la rue.”

Furthermore, the project, born on the streets of Ouagadougou — thanks to the collaboration of Ayzoh!, CPO, and Waga Studio — will extend its reach to Belgium, Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Italy, Mali, Niger, Norway, Senegal, Sweden, Tanzania, and Togo. Details will be disclosed on this site.