Léonard Pongo (Belgium, 1988) started photography in a documentary fashion, which he gradually merged with snapshot and diary styles. His long-term project “The Uncanny” has earned him several international awards and world-wide recognition. Pongo’s work has been featured in numerous and published in the Guardian UK, CNN, National Geographic and in several other magazines and publications. He was chosen as one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2016. His work is also part of institutional and private collections.
His photographic career is shared between his long term projects in Congo DR, his involvement with the Congolese art scene, teaching and assignment work. Pongo is a recipient of the Vocatio Grant 2016.