Land of Ibeji

Sanne De Wilde & Bénédicte Kurzen



ISBN: 9783775747837 Category:


Here, seeing double is normal. And that is not only because we are dealing with two photographers and their art projects. Sanne de Wilde and Bénédicte Kurzen travelled to Yoruba country in Nigeria, where the rate of twin births is ten times higher than elsewhere-a fact that is either celebrated with mythical fervour or condemned. While tracing this history, the photographers created richly intriguing, intensely colourful portraits of twins. They used their game of doubling to stage an imaginative photographic story, making use of double apertures, double exposures, reflections, and colour filters. With these inventive pictorial processes, the two artists produce magical double portraits. Page after page, this catalogue captures the vibrant, expressive force of this prize-winning series.

Additional information

Weight 1610 g
Dimensions 23.5 x 30 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 16 November 2021
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.5 x 30 cm
Weight 1610 g


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Sanne de Wilde (*1987, Belgium) studied at the KASK in Ghent. Her photographic work has been honoured with prizes such as the Photo Academy Award and the 16th Prix National Photographie Ouverte. She lives in Antwerp.

BÉNÉDICTE KURZEN (*1980, Lyon) studied history and semiotics at the Sorbonne in Paris. The theme of war reporting brought her to photography. Her works have been printed in prominent international newspapers and magazines. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria.