Union - Discipline - Travail
Union – Discipline – Travail, (Unity, Discipline, Work) is the motto of Ivory Coast.
This series explores Ivorian culture through photographies of everyday life.
I started to work on this ongoing project in January 2017, during my first visit to the Ivory Coast. I came upon these three words after my arrival in Abidjan. It didn't take me very long to realize how different the streets looked compared to my definition of Unity, Discipline, Work.
The contrast between the official motto and what I experienced everywhere amused me. It inspired me to shoot images that had somehow a connection with Unity, Discipline and Work.
This is my subjective portrait of the country.