West African Masquerade

Photographs by Phyllis Galembo

July 14 - December 29, 2007

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Phyllis Galembo, Okpo Masquerade, Calabar South, Nigeria, 2005, Ilfochrome, 50 x 50 inches

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. These portraits of masqueraders build on Galembo's work of the past twenty years photographing the rituals and religious culture in Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti, as well as the homegrown custom of Halloween in the United States. Organized by Ian Berry, Malloy Curator of the Tang Museum, in collaboration with the artist.

Filed Under: Traveling Exhibitions, Solo Exhibitions

Published: June 28th 2007