It is important to understand and acknowledge that many forms of interactive exchange in Africa starts from the unique space of the market. And the rich personalities/beings that exist in this space have to be highlighted and celebrated.
Mama Chantal as she popularly called is a trader that works in her corporate space (Gare Routiere), a market place in Libreville, Gabon. In these collection of photos, her life is celebrated from her typical everyday activities in one of the richest locations nature has freely provided (the market), to her personal space (her home). The fascinating discovery about this woman is her evident beauty, the strength she radiates, her grace of rebirth, and how she perfectly joggles these to blend into her existence with contentment and dignity.