Phyllis Galembo. Maske, photographs of African masking

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The American photographer Phyllis Galembo released a new edition of her book Maske, a visual documentary of contemporary ritual masking and ancient voodoo vestuary in western and central Africa and the Caribbean.

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Maske is the result of five years of difficult research conducted in numerous African countries, a project that illustrates the richness and vibrant aesthetics of ritual clothing and the immense creative potential of the artisans who often design the garments using unusual materials as cardboards, excrements of animals, burlap sacks, plastic bags or bottles.

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Photo credits: Phyllis Galembo 

 

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