"Original story that bring us a surprising information of a trip and meeting of Senegalese Tijanis brotherhood in Italy. Beautiful pictures, we loved the vibrancy of the colours, the photographer achieved to highlight the spirituality of a religious event even when transported to a different context and performed in unusual western locations."
The long night of Tijanis is a reportage created during the last three editions of Gamou, held in Conegliano Veneto (northeastern Italy), where every year, for about 20 years now, members of the Senegalese Tijanis brotherhood across Europe gather for a big religious event which is attended by about 7,000 worshippers.
The photographs highlight the strange effect of a religious event transported to another context. The moment of individual or collective prayer takes place in two locations that are unrelated to spirituality: oil stations and a sports hall.