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Featured image, America, 2010, is reproduced from Phyllis Galembo: Maske.

Featured image, America, is reproduced from Phyllis Galembo: Maske.

Phyllis Galembo, Two Boys with Whips, Jacmel, Haiti, 1997

Phyllis Galembo Ghost and Bull, Dodo Masquerade, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2009

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.

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.

Phyllis Galembo - Exhibitions & Projects

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

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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.

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

Two in Fancy Dress, Red Cross Masquerade Group, Winneba, Ghana, Phyllis Galembo / Steven Kasher Gallery

mortem-et-necromantia:  Tibetan Skeleton Dancers, 1925.

Post with 46 votes and 3700 views. A Tibetan skeleton dancer, taken in 1925 by Joseph Rock.

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Cross River, Nigeria Sierra Leone Morocco See more of Phyllis Galembo's works here.

Careto de Ousilhão (Tras os Montes) Bragança by carlos gonzález ximénez, via Flickr

I see a pot in his hand, I bet this is the New Year guy who goes around banging pots to ward off evil spirits for the year.

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ukpuru: “ ““I took this photograph when I was visiting the Cross River village of Nkim,” says Galembo. “There was no masquerade going on at the time. But carved-wood, animal-skinned Janus masks like.

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