Luanda-Benguela-Luanda 2007-06
author: Joost De Raeymaeker individual exhibition



When you leave Luanda by bus heading for Benguela you leave the confusion, disorganization and the contrasts between the wealth of those in charge and the poverty of those who lives literally in the garbage, and enter real Africa.

The first 400 kilometers are done in good traveling conditions, but after Sumbe the wholed road starts and the rythm of the travel decreases drastically. After nine or ten hours of travel one arrives in Benguela, a city under reconstruction with hospitable population and a very different rhythm from the capital.

This series of photos document the bus trip, the "zungueiras" or roadside merchants and a little of Benguela's beautyness.

Text: Joost De Raeymaeker
Translation: Sofia Quintas