The Affogbolos

Photographic serie, 2015

The serie invites the spectator into the home of the Affogbolos, a fictitious  couple from Lagos, Nigeria.

In the serie, Pierre-Christophe Gam references West African photographic heritage while fusing the codes of the Italian Renaissance portraiture and its display of connotative symbolic iconography to underline the economic and cultural attributes of the contemporary African cultural elite.

Using photography, drawing and digital manipulation, he creates ambiguous  yet compelling compositions where deep cultural references are mixed-up and juxtaposed in a rich and intricate tapestry. Beyond the visual seduction of the pictures Gam questions the representation of power and social influence.