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African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above
African girl holding red onion to lips, bunch of onions resting on head, CONGO Revisited in gold and white font above

Congo Revisited

By (author) Angelo Turconi
By (author) Guillaume Jan
By (author) Lye M. Yoka

£60.00

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  • A giant country like Congo with its huge ethnic diversity will always remain an inexhaustible source of wonder and astonishment. Congo-expert and photographer Angelo Turconi dwells on the country's nature, the daily life, its people, Congo's art and culture and its economy
Full Description

Angelo Turconi has spent fifty years roaming the Democratic Republic of Congo. This passionate, curious and compassionate photographer continues to this day to document the daily life of the Congolese, with a particular focus on their cultural heritage and artisanal and artistic traditions. His photographs capture the power of ancestral ceremonies and the joy of popular celebrations, presided over by the traditional chiefs who still occupy a prestigious position. They reveal the social structure of this central African community by observing the work of artisans, farmers, conveyors of goods (riding their impressive cargo bikes) and market traders. More than just a witness, Angelo Turconi calls himself an emissary of memory. It is the subject of memory that seems to haunt the pages of this book. By drawing on the power of customs that have not yet been dulled by globalisation, his photographs take us on a journey to a world apart: one that is recognisably contemporary and yet connected to references and traditions that seem to come from outside of our world. Text in English and French.

About the Author

Italo-Belgian photographer Angelo Turconi (1938) has spent fifty years roaming the Democratic Republic of Congo and has published many books on the country, such as Congo on the Road, The Lunda, etc. His photographs capture the power of ancestral ceremonies and the joy of popular celebrations, presided over by the traditional chiefs who still occupy a prestigious position. They reveal the social structure of this central African community by observing the work of artisans, farmers, conveyors of goods and market traders. More than just a witness, Angelo Turconi calls himself an emissary of memory.

Specifications
Publisher
Stichting
ISBN
9789058565921
Published
31st May 2019
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World excluding Benelux, Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Size
380 mm x 267 mm
Pages
248 Pages
Illustrations
200 color
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