“Fabrice Monteiro is a photographer and former-model based in Dakar, Senegal. His latest series, The Prophecy, focuses on environmental devastation in Senegal, with 10 images featuring models dressed in costumes crafted by Senalgese fashion designer Doulsy [Jah Gal]. The ghostly figures are imbued with the theme of animism, accentuating each photo’s surreal composition of a jinn (an ancient supernatural genie) experiencing the ravages of modern man’s pollution. The project was paid for through a cooperative agreement with Ecofund, which hosted a crowdfunding site that raised 12,557 Euros (or 125% of the original goal of 10,000 Euros), toward a shared goal of creating awareness about the risks of (and solutions to) environmental degradation in places like Senegal, Australia, and beyond.” –The Mantle
There is no doubt that his work is incredibly moving. These are the four images we thought were the most impactful:
Perhaps it is the human embodiment of refuse that is so unnerving and moving. Perhaps it is the other-worldliness of the models themselves. Or perhaps it is their innate feminine fragility juxtaposed again such stark landscapes that causes these images to be so deeply moving. Whatever it is, we hope it inspires the current and upcoming generations to do better–to be better–than we have been thus far.