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’.
A photographer stalks a writer after he heavily distorts and manipulates her portrait. Like a paparazzo, he lurks in wait. He records every detail of her daily life with his camera while she writes the sci-fi story that is published in this book. But above all he wants to know what impact the image manipulation has on her psyche. With inevitable consequences for both of them.
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 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.
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.