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Phyllis Galembo

Tang Museum / Exhibitions / West African Masquerade, Photograph by Phyllis Galembo

World's Oldest Masks Modeled on Early Farmers' Ancestors

World's Oldest Masks Modeled on Early Farmers' Ancestors

Masks worn in modern ancestor cult ceremonies in West Africa weigh every bit as much—or more—than the Neolithic stone masks from the Judean Hills.

Blue Boys, Jacmel, 2013- Image courtesy of Phyllis Galembo

The art of Phyllis Galembo, Blue Boys-Haitian Street Festival circa 2006

Tang Museum / Exhibitions / West African Masquerade, Photograph by Phyllis Galembo

Phyllis Galembo, Ekpeyong Edet Dance Group, Calabar, Nigeria Ilfochrome, edition of 3

1910年的照相机。

I Stopped Time: Stereo camera / Dark Roasted Blend: Anything for the Perfect Shot!

Afrika

Phyllis Galembo West African Masquerade Large-scale color photographs from 2005 to 2006 reflect the ritual adornment and spirituality of masquerade in Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso in West Africa.

PHYLLIS GALEMBO, CALABAR SOUTH NIGERIA: <3 #phyllis_galembo #photograph

One last image from Phyllis Galembo: Affianwan, Calabar South, Nigeria, Gorgeous colours, incredible amount of energy and imagination put into the ritual costumes and masks. Will definitely revisit her work.

Stunning Images of African Masquerades | Hint Fashion Magazine

Galembo's landmark book Maske (Aperture) features over 100 of these masquerade photos, organized by country and each with commentary.

Portrait of a Pagan | Hint Fashion Magazine

French photographer Charles Fréger captures the spirit of what he calls “tribal Europe” in his “Wilder Mann” series : a huge array of pagan rituals, mainly related to the winter solstice and spring renewal

Africa | From the exhibition "Egungun and Gelede Masquerade".  Benin 2006 | ©Phyllis Galembo

Photographic exhibitions and special projects by Phyllis Galembo, including Egungun and Gelede masquerade, Benin.

Phyllis Galembo - Exhibitions & Projects

Photographic exhibitions and special projects by Phyllis Galembo, including Egungun and Gelede masquerade, Benin.

Benin - photo - Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou

Sensational masquerade costumes of the Yoruba in West Africa. Portraits by Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou

Stunning Images of African Masquerades | Hint Fashion Magazine

Photograph by Phyllis Galembo BURKINA FASO An elephant and a bat pose at the Dodo Masquerade in Burkina Faso, an event where children don masks, sing, and dance under a full moon.

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