Maske (Hardback)
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Maske (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 14/03/2016
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For over two decades, Phyllis Galembo has documented cultural and religious traditions in Africa and among the African Diaspora. Traveling widely throughout western and central Africa, and regularly to Haiti, her subjects are participants in masquerade events-traditional African ceremonies and contemporary costume parties and carnivals- who use costume, body paint, and masks to create mythic characters. Sometimes entertaining and humorous, often dark and frightening, her portraits document and describe the transformative power of the mask. With a title derived from the Haitian Creole word maske, meaning "to wear a mask", this album features a selection of over a hundred of the best of Galembo's masquerade photographs to date organized in country-based chapters, each with her own commentary. The book is introduced by art historian and curator Chika Okeke-Agulu (himself a masquerade participant during his childhood in Nigeria), for whom Galembo's photographs raise questions about the survival and evolution of masquerade tradition in the twenty-first century.

Publisher: Aperture
ISBN: 9781597113533
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 1060 g
Dimensions: 235 x 215 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...contains more than a hundred of her most arresting images, each subject a riot of colour, symbolism and mystery. -The Telegraph
They are colorful, intriguing and sometimes dark and forboding in nature, but these portraits of hers document the transformative powers and mystery of the mask. -Trey Speegle
It is a really remarkable work -AnOther

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