Thanks to photographs of craftsmen, farmers, transporters and market vendors, we get a unique picture of the social and economic organisation of this Central African people. His curiosity is particularly aroused by Congo’s still-vibrant cultural heritage and its arts and crafts. His photographs testify to the power of ancient ceremonies and the excitement that popular celebrations still generate. They reveal at the same time the still intact prestige of the traditional leaders and the undiminished attraction of the ancient cults. In this spectacle, Angelo Turconi is not just a witness, but a guardian of knowledge, an archivist, a historian of images. His photographs take us to a fascinating world that is equally contemporary, but where traditions and magic – not yet diluted by the globalisation of culture – are still alive and well.
Exactly seventy-seven years to the day since its first flight. Between March and September 2017, the DC-3 HB-IRJ undertook a great world tour. A new accomplishment for this legendary airplane that has marked the history of aviation forever. Highlights of this epic journey have been captured in stunning images by world-renowned aviation photographer Katsuhiko Tokunaga. You will find a fine selection of these superb photographs in this book, commented by the protagonists of this incredible adventure.