This book is a celebration, a gracious vision. Booley’s South Africa shows ordinary people caught at a crossroads, entangled in a confused unity. He brings the beauty of humanity through all the difference of religion, culture, class and gender diversity. His character and style reveal an unbridled optimism, not to mention a casual touch of irony.
Yasser Booley – South Africa at Liberty
Yasser ‘Mierkat’ Booley began producing photographs in 1993 on the eve of the ‘new’ South Africa. He grew up under the high tension of a politically charged South Africa in a conservative Cape Malay family from the Bo-Kaap. From an early age, he became an observant student who wanted to master and capture the eclectic ‘rainbow nation’.
Kiripi Katembo (1979-2015) photographs the urban chaos of the metropolis of Kinshasa. He brings out both the absurd and the beautiful. Reflections, dizziness, rescaling, colour contrasts and saturated shades of black make Kinshasa and its twin cities shine as never before.
Watch Me is an overview of more than four decades of Lucille Feremans’ photographic oeuvre. The collection not only shows the most memorable images from her richly filled international career, but also gives us a glimpse into her creative process and artistic language. Intriguing photographs from successful exhibitions such as Velata, Talking Hats, Polaroid Works and Body Visions are brought together and interspersed with never-before-seen images from Lucille’s studio or made during master classes abroad.
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…
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.