On demand and with the support of Rubis Mécénat (FR) I travelled, together with Cyprien Clément Delmas (FR) to Thokoza, a forgotten township near Johannesburg in South Africa. For the project Of Soul and Joy, we were in the process of developing a photography department in a local school. Initially, a workshop for 40 students (10 – 19 years old) was given. Meanwhile, a lot of South African and foreign photographers (Including Tjorven Bruyneel, Tsabiso Segkala, Kutlwano Moagi and Jason Laskin) came to give lectures and classes. An exhibition in Ithuba arts gallery in Braamfontein was organized and the first photography festival in a township became a fact.
During my first stay, I was asked to make some photographs for the catalogue 'in Thokoza', with images from both the students and us. It was published in 2013.
The Of Soul and Joy Project is ongoing.