Nyaba L. Ouedraogo’s approach to photography is as much documentary as it is esthetic research. In 2008, he undertook “The Hell of Copper” (L’enfer du cuivre), a reflection on electronic waste products and their consequences. Other series were to follow, such as “The Granite and Sand Breakers in Burkina Faso” (2010-2011) and “Human Error” (2011). These works are marked by a desire to provide a narrative on African societies and their multiple incarnations.Nyaba has received several prizes, including one from the European Union at the 9èmes Rencontres de la photographie de Bamako (“The Ninth Bamako Meeting of Photography”). He was also a finalist for the Prix Pictet in 2010 and winner of the Résidences Photoquai in 2013.