Drive By Dakar

Flo Ngala Senegal

 

Florence (Flo) Ngala was born and raised in Harlem by a mother of Nigerian descent. It was only this year though, aged twenty one, that she first stepped foot on the continent. In Dakar, Senegal for a four day work trip, Flo documented her first time in Africa in between other tasks, which meant that many of the scenes she captured from the window of a moving car during the time she spent commuting. Back in New York City, she writes, “I’ve always loved shooting street photography because it is sort of my foundation in photography and feels the most natural to me. This gave me an amazing sense of what life was like in Dakar. I was most attracted to the way that people hustled out there, everyone was selling something, even sitting in traffic people were bobbing in and out of cars trying to make money.” Pastel colours, sunlight and shadow accentuate her photographs of traders, builders, school girls and mothers going about their daily business or, like Flo, making their way across the city.

 

www.flongala.com

 

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

Flo Ngala Senegal

 

www.flongala.com

 

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