Architect and Photographer Lorenzo Grifantini is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From the project ‘On The Streets of Africa’. To see Lorenzo’s body of work, click on any image.
Africa is a continent in constant change and the West part of Africa represent a paradigm of it:
Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal are young and energetic countries in where the past colonial traces witnessed by impressive modernist building are in contrast with the rotten slums and new areas developed for a young emerging middle class. Strong contrast is cohabiting with high growth rate which is, unlike to the past, positive.
The vital, pulsing streets of Accra, Abidjan and Dakar are a paradigm of a continent in constant change. However, the instability and a negative political twist are always around the corner and things could be suddenly turned in the wrong directions.
All images © Lorenzo Grifantini
By Lorenzo Grifantini