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By Céline Seror

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The photography exhibition ICONS by artist photographer Angèle Etoundi Essamba was opened on Saturday 7 December by Alexander Beelaerts van Blokland today at Galerie 91 in the center of The Hague.

Angèle Etoundi Essamba was born in Cameroon, grew up in France before settling in the Netherlands. Her multiculturalism is one of the foundations of her work together with a strong attachment to her African roots. Since she started with photography, back in the early 80s, Etoundi Essamba has chosen the African Women as her central source of inspiration. Voluntarily breaking away from the stereotypes of submission and poverty, her work is rather celebrating the inner beauty and richness of the African diversity.

Etoundi Essamba’s images have travelled the world and the continents as consistent evidence that Africa is everywhere and not limited to geographical boundaries. Acclaimed by both public and private institutions, she is considered as one of the most talented African woman photographers of her generation.

The exhibition ICONS is a selection of 28 amazing black and white portraits covering 28 years of Angèle’s career. The photographs presented reflect in a unique way the notions of pride, strength and awareness, which are key works to define her artwork.

ICONS is running until Sunday 15 December at Galerie 91- Ana Paulownastraat 91 – The Hague. The galerie is open everyday from 13:00-18:00 – For more information, please contact Céline Seror at or +31 6 50 29 67 65 –

Korte Amstelstraat 12G
NL -1018XS Amsterdam
Amsterdam: +31 6 50 29 67 65

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