Born in 1972 in Bujumbura, Teddy Mazina studied law at the National University. He is an committed photographer and journalist, concerned with conserving a testimony through imagery of the turbulent and bloody history of his country. Additionally, he created OJF, an NGO that fights for human rights in Burundi.
Returning to Burundi after a long period of political exile in Belgium from 1995 to 2007, he was once again confronted with the brutal reality and decided to engage in sociopolitical photography, labeling himself as a “memory activist.”
Beyond his fight for peace and democracy, he also promotes freedom of expression. He is a cofounder of the electoral image bank “Piga Picha 2010,” a movement that supports independent photography in Burundi.
Through his emotionally charged photographs, he attempts to fight indifference and encourage civic consciousness. In 2015, his first photography book, “Des Tambours sur l’oreille d’un sourd / Burundi” was published by Africalia, three years after his first photography exhibition, at the Institut français in Bujumbura.
Résistance Romantique, 2015,
Printed on Hahnemühle photorag baryta,
66 x 100 cm,
As you know, the Coronavirus is spreading worldwide. After Asia, Europe and the American continent, the African continent sees the Covid19 epidemic coming with great concern, given the limited health infrastructures available in some countries.
All the AAD teams wish to give their warm support to the artists, professionals, partners and volunteers involved in our projects throughout Africa.
We have preventively taken the decision to temporarily suspend all our activities in the field in order to participate in the security of all and to try stop the spread of the virus on the continent.
As we know today, the speed of implementation of measures to protect people on a collective scale is critical in the future fight against the impact of this virus.
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