Belgian-Beninese photographer Fabrice Monteiro new work address the real environmental issues that affect the daily lives of people on the continent. His work speaks to the relationship between consumption and waste. In collaboration with designer Jah Gal, Monteiro created 10 surreal dystopian characters set in the landscapes of Senegal. The project entitled, the Prophecy serves as a connection between spirituality and environmentalism.
The series of surrealist photographs details the most representative sites of Senegal’s environmental destruction. The essence of each site’s is characterized by a Jinn – supernatural genies omnipresent in African cultures – merging with its environment.
“I wanted to create a tale for kids, For that I had to build a bridge between art and tradition…Here, it is our culture to believe in Djinns. And we believe in them. Every forbidden thing is protected by a Djinn. But now with progress and religions that came from abroad we forgot a little about those beliefs.”