With the same respect and loving gaze of a man who knows the country inside out, Turconi also documents the many facets of everyday life. We see life as it is, colourful and diverse, with small edges and big obstacles, but above all the optimism, the charm and the endless creativity of the people remain. The tranquil landscapes are like poetic scenes. They intrigue, delight, make you dream or look back nostalgically.
Sur les pistes du Congo – Congo on the road
Angelo Turconi, traveller and photographer in Africa, takes us to the heart of central Africa in Sur les pistes du Congo. It is the result of special impressions and unforgettable encounters: the head of the Yaka in ceremonial outfit, the leader of the Pende and Chokwe beautifully dressed, the king of Lunda on his throne, a rare family portrait of the Kitawala…
The Tshokwe are a major people of Central Africa who have been present for six centuries on the borders of Zambia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their structured social organization gave them a military and commercial advantage.
Thanks to this dominant position, they have developed an artistic heritage which gradually became their main identity factor.
Today, there are two million Tshokwe, half of whom reside in Congo DRC. The people continue to assert their desire to exist through their culture. And the power of their art is internationally recognized.
This reference work allows us to discover the daily life of the Tshokwe but also their crafts, the symbolism of their masks, the power of their rites and the fervor of their popular festivals. It makes us understand how their attachment to tradition helps them to chart a course for the future.
Author Angelo Turconi has spent over fifty years photographing the artworks, culture and traditions of the DRC.
33,5 x 24 cm, hard cover
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.
Japan is a country with a unique and somewhat mysterious culture. It is a country that attracts but is also difficult to fathom. It is a proud nation with great individuality, but also a land of unprecedented diversity and contrasts. Age-old traditions are cherished, but the most advanced technologies and the latest gadgets are equally praised.
Les Brasseries de Paris, the first volume in Henk van Cauwenbergh’s much-talked-about series on cities, has been out of print for quite some time now. High time, therefore, to devote a new book to the creative and frivolous city of lights that is so dear to him. In this Paris Revisited, he presents an up-to-date picture of the atmosphere that Paris exudes today and tomorrow.