(P)resident Series

Fabrice Monteiro
2017
Africa Art | African Art Photo by Fabrice Monteiro

Beninese photographer Fabrice Monteiro creates imagery that focuses on the baser sides of society. This African art piece is part of his 2017 (P)resident Series, which addresses African presidential characters who have taken up residence in the seat of power, but may not be deserving of these seats. It shows an African leader seated on a golden throne, holding a plastic castle and surrounded by fancy toy cars, signifying the wealth the president has while their subjects suffer. Monteiro's work is known for carrying a social message, and this image portrays his disillusionment with African leaders and their ability to look after their people selflessly. Share this African art image depicting presidential characters for the world to see.