Pongo started photography in a documentary fashion, which he gradually merged with snapshot and fine arts styles. His long-term project “The Uncanny” has earned him several international awards and world- wide recognition.
Pongo’s work has been published worldwide and featured in numerous exhibitions including the recent IncarNations at the Bozar Center for Fine Arts curated by Kendell Geers & Sindika Dokolo. He was chosen as one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2016, is a recipient of the Visura Grant 2017, the Getty Reportage Grant 2018 and participated in the Joop Swart Masterclass 2018. His work is also part of institutional and private collections.

His photographic career is shared between his long term projects in Congo DR, teaching and assignment work. He is based between Brussels and Kinshasa





Médecins Sans Frontières
Le Monde
National Geographic
The Washington Post
The Wall Street Journal