"Wow, Africans on skateboards, so cool"

Yan Gross, the Swiss photographer and skateboarder–in an interview with South African journalist, Sean O’Toole, in Frieze (January/February 2011)–mocking the reaction of journalists, photographers and filmmakers, who flocked to Kampala, Uganda, after his self-published photoseries of a small group of local skateboarders, gained attention outside Uganda. “It was hard to deal with all these people. The suburb wasn’t meant to become a touristic place or a zoo.”

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Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country. He is on faculty of The New School in New York.

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