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Sahara Rocks!: The Sahel Through The Lens Of Arnaud Contreras

View a gallery of images from French Sahel photographer Arnaud Contreras' forthcoming 'Sahara Rocks!' photobook.

In an attempt to dispel dated European perceptions of life in the Sahel, French photographer Arnaud Contreras has spent the last fourteen years training his lens on the rapid evolution of Northwestern Africa's social media generation. Traveling alongside Tuareg desert blues artists such as Tinariwen, Bombino, and Tamikrest, Contreras has documented the Sahara's dynamic music scene as well as its tech-savvy youth by capturing stunning black and white images of their everyday lives. His forthcoming Sahara Rocks! photobook is the culmination of this project that offers a rarely seen perspective of contemporary life in the region. Contreras explains the new book on his crowdfunding page:

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