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Southern Exposure

Côte d'Ivoire

In his workshop in Abidjan in Côte D’Ivoire, a tailor sews up a football jersey. This photo was taken in December 2009, in the run-up to the 2010 South Africa World Cup, at a time when producing football shirts offered a living to many Ivorians.

Having discovered an old camera at the bottom of my father’s closet, I started taking photos in 2001. My pictures focus on freedom, life in my home country and the beauty and harmony of colours.

Arnaud Thierry Gouégnon/Twenty Ten.

New Internationalist issue 497 magazine cover This article is from the November 2016 issue of New Internationalist.
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