The Liboulou Market

A Photo Story Created for the Platform

Combining journalism and photography to create compelling image-driven digital publications

Project Information

The word Libulu means “hole” in Lingala, the local language in Kinshasa. The “hole” in which the Libulu market sits is located between a busy road and a railway in the middle of the city. The market was created in the 1970s by craftspeople specialized in shoe making.

Working with a local journalist, I explored the market, guided by one of its preeminent figure, Mr. Antoine Yangsa, and learned how job creation is helping disadvantaged youth.

Click here or on the image above to see how I used the photos to develop a compelling and modern digital publication.