Iwan Baan and Francis Kéré: Momentum of Light
March 12, 2022 - June 11, 2022
Heal's Building,
196 Tottenham Court Road,
London, W1T 7LQ

The Dutch photographer Iwan Baan presents images captured during his travels with Burkinabè architect Francis Kéré throughout the West African country, during which they visited communal compounds in Gando and Pound, a mosque in Bobo-Dioulasso, and the decorated houses of Tiébélé. Exploring the interplay between natural sunlight, vernacular architecture, and everyday life in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, Baan’s photographs capture the stark qualities of light in Sub-Saharan Africa and how it passes through traditional Burkinabe buildings to shape daily routines. 

Image: A woman walking up to the building’s flat rooftop, Bobo-Dioulasso. By Iwan Baan, 2021.

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