"These invisibles"
Project info

This project is a serie of portraits of inhabitants of shantytowns and slums of Abidjan. These people who work for Abidjan, which are keepers, drivers, cooks, immigrants but live in hidden slums between Abidjan sumptuous villas. Most of them are strangers from west african countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali or Guinea. I discovered these hidden slum in 2008. These pictures were shot just before the destruction of many slums of Abidjan. The majority was dislodged. Many families were referred to their country, and others became homeless. I wanted to show the family life of these man and women, their children, their hope for a better life. these invisible families, struggling for the "ivorian dream". Resilience and dignity.