Etnofoco is a partnership between Olivier Boels – photographer – and Lena Tosta – anthropologist.
Etnofoco offers exhibitions, interactive seminars, courses, and publications nuanced by anthropological research and photographic sensibility but accessible to a non-specialized public. Our work merges critical and artistic perspectives to share experiences on interculturality, social themes and contemporary issues.
All the stages of production “from fieldwork to editing“ are joint efforts to promote interchange between the focused cultural group, our public and ourselves. We would like our work to inspire cross-cultural learning, to light both the sentiment of empathy for harmonic cosmologies and a non-conformist attitude towards oppressive relations. We produce work in english, french and portuguese.
olivier is also available for photojournalism assignments.