Ode to Oya by Yannis Guibinga

Ode to Oya

by Yannis Guibinga

Photography - 71.1cm x 45.7cm

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  • Ode to Oya

    “Ode To Oya” is a portrait highlighting African traditions and spirituality. In the Yoruba mythology, Oya is known as the goddess of winds and tempests. This photograph is meant to highlight and celebrate this traditionally African deity in a culture that seems to now have forgotten about them, despite their power and influence transcending time and space. Because most African countries have now adopted monotheistic religions, the traditional deities that were worshipped long before colonialism ended up being cast away and disappearing from mainstream culture. “Ode to Oya” is a series emulati…

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    Yannis Guibinga

    Yannis Guibinga is a 22 year-old photographer from Gabon who’s currently based in Montréal, Canada. Yannis’s work explores topics that relate to her home region in the African continent. By focusing on portraiture, the artist aims to highlight the diversity in African identities; identities created by a combination of gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.

    Having recently graduated from the University of Toronto, Yannis has had the opportunity to present his work at TED talks, highlighting photography's role in Africa; from representation to activism. The artist was also t…

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  • Product Details

    Medium
    Photography
    Style
    Pop Art
    Subject
    Portraits & People
    Year
    2016
    Size
    71.1cm x 45.7cm
    Materials
    Paper
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