What occurs when you merge photographer Fabrice Monteiro and fashion designer Jah Gal? The Prophecy.
The Prophecy is a series of haunting tableaus illustrating Senegal's widespread environmental crisis. "Fishing is an essential resource for Senegal. Economically, fishing exports total nearly 160,000,000,000 CFA francs (240 million of Euros) annually or a total turnover of 2.3% of GDP. Socially, fishing generates nearly 63, 000 direct jobs and employs around 600,000 people. Moreover, fish fills about 75% of protein requirements in a country where meat is becoming more and more expensive and where 40% of children die from malnutrition," the team from Ecofund.org report.
In a context of climate change, this sector is now seriously threatened. Rising sea temperatures, the increase in water salinity, coastal erosion and reduced production of phytoplankton (food fish species) have resulted in the modification of ocean currents and reduction of fish from our shores. "When you travel in any region of Senegal, the first thing you notice is dumped plastic everywhere," Monteiro says in a behind-the-scenes video. So therefore, The Prophecy is not only an art show, it is a plea for change, and a call to action, not only in Senegal but, indeed, the entire world.
You can see images at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark (on show through October 25).
A photographic project which objective is to raise awareness to the Senegalese population in documentary.