Photographer Phyllis Galembo – gallery

April 22, 2010

Phyllis Galembo has been photographing masked revelers in ritual performances since 1987. Galembo has made over twenty trips to sites of ritual masquerade in Africa and the Caribbean.

She has  photographed Carnaval in Jacmel, Haiti capturing annual performances, as well as African rites masks. One of her most known series of photographs are the Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou.

West Africa, Phyllis Galembo  (c) taken from booooooom

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Body cinema: Body Art

November 4, 2009

Documentary film Body Art (2000) by Kevin Bachar is for people interested in different body treatments like tattoo, piercing, as well as tribal rituals in Africa or Asia being compared to plastic surgery and body modifications in urban environments.


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Kassim the Dream

March 23, 2009

Obviously Brooklyn is very, very inspiring place to be… Coz when you put your fingers, eyes or mind on some art piece which has a label ‘Made in Brooklyn’, you can always expect something special.

Kief Davidson, feature film and documentary director, was born and raised in Brooklyn, very vivacious area of New York. Today, I’m gonna blog about his documentary ‘Kassim the Dream‘ that covers life story of African boxer Kassim The Dream Ouma.


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Dancer Kettly Noël: personal demons or cruel truth?! Cruel truth

August 20, 2008

Kettly Noël is one of those impressive performers who can leave a very sharp mark in your personal memory because she’s wiling to deal with roots only to come out with something very concrete… like a mental razor…

Dancer and choreographer Kettly Noël came from the Creolian city Port au Prince in Haiti but has decided to primarily explore her African roots, therefore she oriented her professional career to work and develop African contemporary dance scene. At the age of 17 she joined the company led by dancer Patrick Lacroix, then at the beginning of 90’s she set up her first company.

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