Fabrice Monteiro


The photography of Fabrice Monteiro straddles genres, with the photo-report, the fashion image and the portrait mingling and clashing to reveal a "Métis" universe in the artist’s image. 

Deeply and genetically transcultural, Mr. Monteiro is not surprised by differences or bias, but cultivates his characteristic richness by taking a closer look at the themes he tackles. In his series "The Prophecy," with its terrifying visions of a world strangled by waste and highly stylized portraits resurrecting a forgotten history, he addresses questions of society, politics, religion and identity. Far from being timid, his work brilliantly dodges any stigmatisation to let him express the full sensitivity of a nonconfrontational identity. 

Born in 1972 in Namur, Belgium, Mr. Monteiro grew up in Benin. After completing industrial engineering studies, he began a modeling career, which was a first opportunity to come into contact with the photographic medium. Moving behind the lens, his first experiments were naturally in the world of fashion, before he swiftly decided to change the record and tell another story. 

Mr. Monteiro lives and works in Dakar, Senegal.


Fabrice Monteiro