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Raffia

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Travel/Tourism
  • Photographer
    France Leclerc

In most villages of Southern Bénin, women dry raffia on the beach.

France Leclerc, born in Quebec, Canada, is an independent photographer who currently lives in Chicago. Her early career was in academia, but she decided to make a change to pursue her true passion for photography. The most prominent themes of her work are culture (especially disappearing ones), gender, and social inequality. She likes to describe her work as “life photography”, though her approach is a mix between documentary and street photography.