Gwenn Dobourthoumieu

 

Contemporary Photographers

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“More than 7000 in the Congolese capital, the evangelical churches play an essential role in the process that lead to numerous Kinshasa families abandoning their children. By giving a spiritual guarantee to the worried families, these communities of diverse and combined faiths, often stigmatized under the name of ‘awakening churches’ (or evangelical churches), have transformed a limited phenomenon into an ordinary and acceptable social reality within a period of 20 years.” - Caroline Six writing about Gwenn Dobourthoumieu’s Child-Witches of Kinshasa