Philippe Hemedy

Philippe Hemedy
Documentary filmmaker, Dj (disc jokey)
Principal country concerned : Column : Photo

Born in Goma, Zaire, Hemedy has been working in different field as model in fashion, musician and deejay.
Laureate of different art projects: Where the elecronic music is going (AFAA 2001, Agnes B shop in London); Africa Matimbo (documentary, Senegal 2005); Farafina (documentary, Burkina-Faso 2006); CIWEM (photography 2007 Apothercary gallery). He travelled the world intensively, 60 countries so far.

Travelling for him is an excuse to share life with the peoples in small villages and to learn their crafts & histories. The new project - RHEMEDY, Africa seen and narrated by an African (Burkina-Faso, Mali, Ghana, Togo & Madagascar) - aims to bring a bit of awarness about Africa (positive side & action of the continent). He plans to exhibit few of the thousand pictures (30 000) taken along the way. Very soon in 2012 a documentary should be completed and sent to different film festivals.
He is working also on contemporary art exhibition and hopes to show his work during the second half of the year 2012.

"Quietly observing the unnoticed, the most interesting points for me are often where the manmade world and the natural world meet"

"I'm also interested in how we connect to our immediate environment through our own memories & experiences"


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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