‘Illegal Dreamer’ is a low-almost-no budged campaign directed by Manson for GetxoPhoto 2015 based on a series of selfies posted on Instagram by Abdou Diouf, a fictional character who documents his journey from Senegal to Europe in search for a better life.
After some media —like UK’s The Huffington Post, Mirror; Swedish Svenska Dagbladet; Italians Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, Vanity Fair; Spaniards Cadena Ser, Cuatro, La Vanguardia; Portuguesse TVi 24; Mexicans El Universal and Excelsior; Peruvian El Popular among many others around the world— reported about Abdou’s trip as if it was real, the campaign went globally viral, giving tremendous attention to GetxoPhoto 2015 and the issues presented in this Trips’ edition.
GETXOPHOTO is an international festival dedicated to photography that takes place in Getxo (Basque Country) and supports the exploration of formats, stands and unconventional exhibition spaces to show the different images. This is a thematic festival that every three years works together with a different curator who understands the photography as a tool of knowledge, communication, and of course artistic enjoyment.
The curator for GetxoPhoto 2015 «TRIPS» edition is Christian Caujolle.
Creative Director: Tomás Oliva
Director GetxoPhoto: Jokin Aspuru
Cast: Hagi Toure, Penda Kamte Diame, Madi Fatty Komma, Basirou Sisoko
Casting: Ana Menéndez
Stylist: Tamara Pérez
Aux. Production: Alejandro Silvestre
Production Company: Volga