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Title : Maske
Publisher : Chris
Year : 2010
ISBN-13 : 9781905712175
Language : English
Galembo's Maske collects 108 thrilling carnival photographs from
Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Zambia and Haiti.
In magnificent color shots, Galembo's subjects pose in striped
bodysuits that cover the entire body, including the face; or outfits
made entirely of bunched greenery; or a lacquered wooden mask topped
with a headdress featuring full-body models of other characters; or an
oversize misshapen animal head and plywood wings.
characters, rooted in African religion and spirituality, are presented
in chapters organized by tribal or carnival tradition and are
accompanied by Galembo's personal commentary, shedding light on the
characters and costumes portrayed, and on the events in which they play
a pivotal role.
by Phyllis Galembo is a serious contribution to ethnographic study, a
photo-essay about fashion and an assembly of superb images.
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