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.
For more than 50 years, Angelo Turconi has been obsessed and bitten by the Democratic Republic of Congo. Even today, the passionate photographer continues to document the territory and the daily lives of the Congolese with equal enthusiasm.
Jacques Brel immortalized the West Flanders hinterland; le plat pays, in more than one chanson. This flat land between the North Sea and Bruges is littered with picturesque villages such as Damme, Lissewege, Houtave or Ramskapelle. Idyllic, seemingly godforsaken places with whitewashed houses and messy farmyards.
The Lunda are a dignified people. Powerful, brave, proud and loyal to the traditions of their ancestors. The Lunda were one of the most respected and successful civilisations in central Africa from the 18th to the mid-19th century, but even in the 21st century their culture and traditions remain vital and relevant.
In eclectic and cosmopolitan Amsterdam, there is an unprecedented choice of fun and trendy places to dine or party.
In his new large-format book Les Brasseries de Paris, internationally renowned photographer Henk van Cauwenbergh takes us to the most famous and quirky brasseries in Paris.
Photography has flown over the history of Africa without ever really gaining a foothold in the imaginations of creative minds on the continent.