Giulio D'Ercole - Canvas Africa Productions
Photojournalist and Documentary Director Producer
I held the Exhibition "Rural African Beauty - Beauty Beyond Ego" at Gallery Watatu in Nairobi. It was composed by fifty photos taken in eleven different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The exhibition was opened by the Polish Ambassador in Kenya, Her Excellency Anna Grupinska. The concept of the exhibition is all in its title: it is a tribute to those African women living in remote and often forgotten areas of rural Africa, whose beauty is outstanding and captivating, but that opposite to the western concept of beauty, does not know the idea of narcissism or self contemplation (most often the not they don't even own mirrors), overcome as it is by the hardship of their daily life. This does not mean there is no concept of beauty, or there is no value given to it. There is, but it is a cultural one, given and shared in and by the community cultural settings. That is why Rural African Women's Beauty goes beyond the Ego.
Giulio D'Ercole Humanitarian and Development Projects Photographer