Eloisa d’Orsi visited Kinshasa in 2015 to make a webdocumentary. Captivated by the original music of the Congolese rumba pionners, the Bakolo Music International orchestra, she made a shooting in the band’s rehearsal space, somewhere in a surburb of the sprawling capital of the Democratic republic of Congo.
Born in France in 1977, after her classical studies between Turin and Paris and the first encounter with photography, she attended the faculty of Literature and Philosophy at the University of Seville and Turin, where she graduated in Visual Anthropology, with a research thesis on the life of indigenous people in Mato Grosso. In 2001, she did an internship at Magnum Photos in Paris and one at Vu agency as photo-editor for the international press, working on the book Open Wound: Chechnya 1994-2003 (Stanley Green for Trolley Books).
After years working as a photographer, she currently lives between Milan and Barcelona, where she works as a freelance photojournalist and collaborate with CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia where she work in the educational as assistant in workshops with photographers like Alex Webb, Jerome Sessini, Jean Gaumy, Jonas Bendiksen, and for LINKE. Printing Lab and Gallery in Milan .
Her work is published on various magazines, such as “INTERNAZIONALE”, “LA STAMPA”,“REPUBBLICA”, “L’EUROPEO”, “IL FATTO QUOTIDIANO”, “ILSOLE 24 ORE”, “LA VANGUARDIA”, “GEO”, “NEW YORK MAGAZINE”, “THE GUARDIAN” “EL PAIS”, “DIE ZEIT” etc.