There's nothing like candid everyday life realities to inspire street photographers. One of them is a talented photographer and a French language teacher, Grégory Escande, who captures cheerful moments as well as hardships of people living in Maputo, Mozambique, which is considered one of the poorest countries in the world.

Born in Spain and raised in the south of France, Escande moved to Africa 20 years ago and chooses to have a "studio on the street" to create a beautiful and authentic portrait of the capital of Mozambique through vibrant and striking photos. He captures scenes that are so common there that they would go unnoticed, such as mothers and their children, men recycling and selling products on the streets, and kids playing, and shares them with the rest of the world. He takes both genuine and unstaged portraits and recreates the scenes he sees in the streets every day by putting more thought and effort into it.

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Never Stop Twinkling™
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1 year ago

Cutie!

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Whawhawhatsis
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1 year ago

It's kamazing how so many women around the world can carry large loads on their head -- it takes a strong neck and excellent balance, I would think.

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Soozie Poozie
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1 year ago

Breathtakingly beautiful!

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Julia Jules Whitelegg
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1 year ago

Beautiful happy face

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ThoughtsAreNotFacts
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1 year ago

Joy!

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Meeow
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1 year ago

Like a fluffy dress

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Whawhawhatsis
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1 year ago

That's always looked to me like a really practical way to carry a baby!

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Lyone Fein
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1 year ago

ball made from trash plastic?

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boredkitten
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1 year ago

Those tree branches look dangerous for the baby and also for the lady

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Julia Jules Whitelegg
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1 year ago

Amazing shot, captured perfectly.

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Julia Jules Whitelegg
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1 year ago

Soulful.

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Meeow
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1 year ago

The baby like: Whaat?

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Julia Jules Whitelegg
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1 year ago

Amazing shot, I love it.

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Julia Jules Whitelegg
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1 year ago

Beautiful happy kids x

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Francisco Scaramanga
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1 year ago

What is that white on their faces?

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Julia Jules Whitelegg
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1 year ago

Beautiful xx

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Meeow
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1 year ago

Eyes speak!

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Lyone Fein
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1 year ago

I wonder what her story is

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Shelli Aderman
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1 year ago

Stunning! 💕

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Julia Jules Whitelegg
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1 year ago

Too cute

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Lisa Hall
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1 year ago

That baby!!!! So adorable!!

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carra rau
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1 year ago

The lighting on this makes it look like a painting.

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Lyone Fein
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1 year ago

amazing expression

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Samantha Eddy
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1 year ago

This needs to be made into a painting.

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Never Stop Twinkling™
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1 year ago

On his way to class 1-A. 😎

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Olivia Payne-Alatsari
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1 year ago

I'm amazed at how much they carry! I know it's the best way to carry stuff in terms of your back and weight load but how?! Simply amazing! Also, why is there broken glass bits sticking up from that wall? Does it stop something/people from going over it?

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Julia Jules Whitelegg
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1 year ago

School day

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Yayaboobo
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1 year ago

Fingernail polish

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ThoughtsAreNotFacts
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1 year ago

I need a print of this! Loving the photographer's perspective and composition

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Meeow
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1 year ago

Beautiful smile.

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ThoughtsAreNotFacts
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1 year ago

Love this!

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A.
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1 year ago

nice to see they have the capability to protect themselves and others with masks 😊

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Lyone Fein
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1 year ago

you can feel that impact

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Lisa Hall
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1 year ago

Oh my goodness, this just hurt my back! How in the world does he do that?

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Mieke Mcdonald
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1 year ago

He seems petrified???

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Julia Jules Whitelegg
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1 year ago

These women just get on with it, bless them all.

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Lisa Hall
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1 year ago

These freeze shots are incredible! Why does he have a time stamp on his leg???

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Shelli Aderman
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1 year ago

Such amazing posture on all of the head carriers! 💕

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Mieke Mcdonald
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1 year ago

Such a stunning, peaceful pic.....

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Lyone Fein
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1 year ago

in the rain

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Andrew Gibb
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1 year ago

I believe I can fly

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Mieke Mcdonald
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1 year ago

That's one serious cabbage! Impressive......

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Estelle
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1 year ago

Incredible!

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Lyone Fein
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1 year ago

love these colors

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Lyone Fein
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1 year ago

Oh yes these fabrics.

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Lyone Fein
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1 year ago

wow

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Lyone Fein
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those muscles

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