Born in 1970, Ananias Léki Dago studied photography at the School of Fine Arts in Abidjan from 1990-1993. Today, he has four photographic essays to his credit, with different publishers. Academics and researchers have shown great interest in his approach to photography. He is also the founder of the “Month of Photography” in Abidjan, “Les Rencontres du Sud”, held in 2000 and 2002. His work has been presented in numerous international exhibitions and is part of prestigious collections such as The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fundacio Villa Casas in Barcelona.
Since his return to Côte d'Ivoire after a dozen years of exploration between Africa and Europe, Ananias has committed himself to preserving and restoring of the photographic collection of Paul Kodjo, one of the first photographers of post-independence Côte d'Ivoire. Completely immersed and faithful to the tradition of film photography for the last thirty years, the 50- year-old is now entering a new stage in his career by stepping into filmmaking with a first documentary film project that tells the story of photographer Paul Kodjo.