Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

Phyllis Galembo

Dodo Masquerade, Burkina Faso

C-print (Fuji Crystal archive)
20 × 20 in
50.8 × 50.8 cm
Edition 3/6
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
About the work
Exhibition history
Friends Without a Border Benefit Auction

The image is included in a book titled Maske (Chris Boot, 2010/Aperture, 2016). Donation courtesy …

Read more

The image is included in a book titled Maske (Chris Boot, 2010/Aperture, 2016). Donation courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, titled, dated and editioned in ink on the verso
Image rights
Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Phyllis Galembo
American, b. 1952
Follow

For more than 20 years, photographer Phyllis Galembo has traveled through Africa and its diaspora, visiting cities and remote villages in search of festivals, carnivals, and masquerade ceremonies. To capture her images, Galembo begins at dawn, setting up lights and tripods facing a wall or other neutral backdrop. Then she allows subjects to pose themselves. Throughout her travels, the artist has captured people adorned in everything from body paint, colorful headdresses, and raffia skirts to cardboard masks and animal carcasses, discovering cross-cultural connections along the way. “What I want to do most of all is document how people can live a tolerable life under harsh conditions,” Galembo has said. “As an artistic onlooker I am fascinated by all the beauty that survives in the very poorest slums on our planet.”

Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
Exhibition history
Friends Without a Border Benefit Auction

The image is included in a book titled Maske (Chris Boot, 2010/Aperture, 2016). Donation courtesy …

Read more

The image is included in a book titled Maske (Chris Boot, 2010/Aperture, 2016). Donation courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, titled, dated and editioned in ink on the verso
Image rights
Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Phyllis Galembo
American, b. 1952
Follow

For more than 20 years, photographer Phyllis Galembo has traveled through Africa and its diaspora, visiting cities and remote villages in search of festivals, carnivals, and masquerade ceremonies. To capture her images, Galembo begins at dawn, setting up lights and tripods facing a wall or other neutral backdrop. Then she allows subjects to pose themselves. Throughout her travels, the artist has captured people adorned in everything from body paint, colorful headdresses, and raffia skirts to cardboard masks and animal carcasses, discovering cross-cultural connections along the way. “What I want to do most of all is document how people can live a tolerable life under harsh conditions,” Galembo has said. “As an artistic onlooker I am fascinated by all the beauty that survives in the very poorest slums on our planet.”

Phyllis Galembo

Dodo Masquerade, Burkina Faso

C-print (Fuji Crystal archive)
20 × 20 in
50.8 × 50.8 cm
Edition 3/6
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Other works by Phyllis Galembo
Related works
Most Similar