Maggy Dago is a photographer and feminist activist from Côte d'Ivoire. She moved to France at the age of 16, a decisive moment that would shape her career.

Her passion for photography developed after she attended the Academy of Photography in Malta in 2018. It was here that Maggy began to develop a clear vision of what she sought to achieve through her photography.

Maggy Dago places two fundamental values at the heart of her work: authenticity and justice. She believes in the power of photography to reveal the profound beauty and humanity that lies within each individual. Her talent lies in her ability to capture the vulnerability and strength of people without judgement, creating touching images that reflect humanity in its simplest and most sincere form.

Feminism became an essential pillar of Maggy's life during a European volunteer programme in Malta. This was the starting point for a profound awareness of the inequalities and injustices affecting women in a patriarchal world. Feminism gave Maggy the strength and courage to fight all forms of discrimination faced by women.

Today, for Maggy Dago, photography is more than just a means of expression. It's a tool for (re)valuing women. Through her art, she strives to highlight the beauty, dignity and power of women, helping to combat gender stereotypes and discrimination. Her quest for authenticity and justice guides her work, making her an influential voice in feminist photography. Maggy Dago continues to pay tribute to the strength and resilience of women, while calling for a more equal and just world for all.

Maggy Dago has given concrete expression to her commitment through her project entitled "Fragments", a collection of striking portraits that bring to life the reality of Black and Brown women from minority backgrounds. Each portrait in this series reveals an intimate part of their being, offering a precious space of expression to these often silent women in a society where they are doubly affected by discrimination because of their identity as both Black and female.

Artwork from the artist in our collection

The aunties of the "tontine"

Adzo, seller of Ignam, 2023.

Accountancy, 2023.

Counting the money, 2023.

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