Youth Day

Location: Bambui, Cameroon, Africa

This is a long-term social documentary project commissioned by Reignite Action for Development, a UK Charity working towards supporting rural communities breaking the poverty cycle. The photographs depict the Bambui community, living in the north west of Cameroon, over a five year period.

Youth Day is a modern celebration day and one where the government can recognize the role that youth plays in Cameroon’s economic and social development. It still has roots in the old culture, as groups travel to Bambui from across the region to march and celebrate together in ways that they always have done. All schools take part in the parade and compete for the best march. In the build-up to this celebration, it is common to hear children playing all over the village and different schools practicing their marches across the fields.