An unplanned portrait of Alassane Ouattara

Alassane Outtara, president of the Ivory Coast

In 2011 I was covering the event where the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo received the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize awarded by UNESCO in Paris. As Félix Houphouet-Boigny was the president of Ivory Coast, at the ceremony there were several African heads of State. Including the newly elected president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara. I was sitting in the first row and I managed to get a simple portrait of Mr. Ouattara that since then is the photo that illustrates most of the Wikipedia pages dedicated to him. The photo was taken with my old Nikon D90, using the existing light of the UNESCO main auditorium.



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