Born in Luanda, Angola in 1999 to a nationalistic family, I grew up as my country progressed and recovered from a 27-year long civil war that ended in 2002.
My work often explores issues of past and modern Angola. Part of my practice is the product of the constant clash and dialogue between my post-war nationalistic upbringing and my self proclaimed understanding of my political and social place in my country and the globe. I often resort to magic realism and analogies.
Through my documentary photography, I portray Luanda outside of the bubble carefully built for the international community and local elite. Part of that work focuses on dismantling the idea that Luanda can either be a skyscraper or a pile of trash, showing what is beyond the glass house doors, navigating through both ends of the spectrum.