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Mammat Djaoro

"Mammat Djaoro"
Photographer: Sarah Laborde
Location: Davagan, Far-North Region of Cameroon - March, 2014
Home Country: France
University Affiliation: Staff
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention
In the artist’s own words: “I interviewed Mammat Djaoro, a fisherman, in his home in the Logone Floodplain, as part of my fieldwork for a current research collaboration between OSU and the University of Maroua. I have not seen him since, as I wasn’t able to go back to the area because of the Boko Haram insurgency. He is a strong man whse fishing practices have led to long and unresolved conflict with his neighbors and fellow fishermen. We spent several hours talking about his life.The strength and the pain of his stories are reflected in his eyes.”
Mammat Djaoro
From 2015 International Photography Exhibition