Madagascar has one of the lowest GDP per capita in the world. Poverty has been spreading amongst the people alongside decades of political instability. But everyday you will notice an apparent and powerful disposition to happiness like if it was the only remedy against adversity. For this project, we travelled with a slate for several weeks in Madagascar to meet people in the streets, in the countryside. We engaged in a conversation with these simple questions : What makes you happy? What hopes and dreams do you have for the future? This path was paved with beautiful and surprising encounters with people willing take part in our photographic project.
Interestingly, in hundreds of answers, material wealth was never given a consideration.
Mahafaly - What makes you happy?