La légende, l’info, doit toujours passer devant l’aspect esthétique

Pascal Maître Jusu Jarka's new hands Sierra Leone 2010

Free Town / Sierra Leone. Alhadji Jusu Jaka wounded in juanary 1999, had his hand cut by the rebells from RUF © Pascal Maitre / Agence Cosmos / National Geographic Magazine.

© Pascal Maître Julie Djikey, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo 2013

Performing artist and photographer Julie Djikey (Kisalu Nkia Mbote collective) in the street in Kinshasa, protesting against cosmetics, pollution and climate change. She has turned her body into a “human car” using engine oil and ash from burnt tires, and a bra made from oil filters. © Pascal Maitre / Agence Cosmos / National Geographic Magazine.

Two boys suck in their stomachs, twist their heads, and chirp like birds for an initiation rite in Kinshasa.

Two boys suck in their stomachs, twist their heads, and chirp like birds for an initiation rite in Kinshasa RDC 2013 © Pascal Maitre / Agence Cosmos / National Geographic Magazine

Dans Kinshasa la capitale du Congo, ces Pygmées originaires de la province de l’Équateur 2012

Pygmies from Équateur province, seen in Kinshasa, the capital of the RDC, perpetuate traditions, strengthening ties with the younger generation and gaining protection from their ancestors. © Pascal Maitre / Agence Cosmos / National Geographic Magazine.

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Enfants Yaka de l’ethnie Yaka, Kinshasa, République démocratique du Congo, 2002 © Pascal Maitre / Agence Cosmos / National Geographic Magazine.

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République démocratique du Congo, 1985 © Pascal Maitre / Agence Cosmos / National Geographic Magazine.

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Lunda du Shaba, République démocratique du Congo, 1985 © Pascal Maitre / Agence Cosmos / National Geographic Magazine.

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NIGER 2007, Camions de migrants dans le dŽsert du TŽnŽrŽ. Des milliers de voyageurs clandestins, partis en majoritŽ du Nigeria et du Ghana, cherchent du travail en Libye ou dans les pays de l’ UE © Pascal Maitre / Agence Cosmos / National Geographic Magazine

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République démocratique du Congo, 1986  A Kikwit, dès la nuit tombée, les haut-parleurs installés sur les terrasses des bars et des night-clubs se mettent à hurler les rythmes ensorcelants des tubes à la mode. © Pascal Maitre / Agence Cosmos / National Geographic Magazine