by Miora Rajaonary


LAMBA is an ongoing photography project documenting the vanishing tradition of the lamba, a Malagasy garment that serves as a symbol of the island of Madagascar’s cultural heritage, pride, and symbol of empowerment for Malagasy people. Although Western clothing has taken over Malagasy people’s clothing for daily use among the younger generations, the lamba remains cherished by our grandparents and worn by everyone on special occasions.

Malagasy people take pride in style and appearance, and fashion design has remained somewhat indigenous to the island of Madagascar. Malagasy people wear this textile that forms a solemn connection with the living and their ancestors, making them feel unique, dignified, and inspired.

For the background of each picture, I used a lambahoany, a printed cotton lamba depicting a typical daily Malagasy life scene, and featuring a proverb on the lower border of the design.


Marlena Waldthausen

Twins Jörg and Rolf Fischer are deeply bound to one another by their fate. They were both born deaf and gradually lost their sight during the course of their lives due to severe diabetes.

It’s all in my head
Etinosa Yvonne

It’s All In My Head is a multimedia project that explores the coping mechanisms of survivors of terrorism and violent conflict by using layered portraits of the things they do to help themselves move forward or, otherwise.

Rachel Wisniewski

Take Me Away depicts the life and times of Canton House, a Chinese take away which opened in the UK in the early 60’s by the Yau family after emigrating from Hong Kong in search of a better life.