Maske

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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, 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.

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ISBN: 9781597113533 Category:

Aperture

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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 mask√©, 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.

Additional information

Weight 1165 g
Dimensions 22.4 x 24.1 cm
Publisher name Aperture Foundation
Publication date 1 May 2016
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Phyllis Galembo, Introduction by Chika Okeke-Agulu
Dimensions 22.4 x 24.1 cm
Weight 1165 g