Photographs by Joan Bardeletti.
Images en Manoeuvres, 2011. 128 pp., color illustrations throughout, 9½x11".
It is estimated that in developing countries such as Africa, India and China, those belonging to the middle class population, should reach a billion persons within 20 years. This boom could have huge influence in culture, politics and the economy. In ‘Middle Classes in Africa’, photographer Joan Bardeletti, takes a closer look at a new generation of Africa and its transformations that is currently taking place in the streets of African thriving cities. Joan Bardeletti, born in 1976, studied and worked as an engineer before becoming a professional photographer in 2004. He has won numerous awards including the World Press Photo of 2010.