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Meet Ivorian Fashion Photographer Dadi—the Leading Voice of Young Abidjan Creatives

We catch up with Côte d’Ivoire's Kouamé Aka Aboubakhr Thierry, also known as Dadi, on his photography work.

I was already familiar with his work when I first met Ivorian photographer Dadi at a café in Abidjan last year over a Castel beer and a Fine Duo cigarette, his favorite. His use of vibrant colors and strong emotions struck me for their sensuality and had me longing for a universe based on earnest love of people and nature. When I met him, he was soft spoken and incredibly kind, and we became good friends.

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