PHYLLIS GALEMBO West African Masquerade


'Cross River' Phyllis Galembo, Nigeria 2004 (Baby Dance of Etikpe)

Phyllis Galembo, Benin 2006 (Gelede Masquerade, Agonli-Houegbo Village)

Phyllis Galembo, Nigeria 2005 (Mustapha Masquerade, Calabar South)

Phyllis Galembo, Nigeria 2005 (Ekpe, Calabar South)

'Cross River' Phyllis Galembo, Nigeria 2004 (Ngar Ball Traditional Masquerade Dance, Eshinjok Village)

Phyllis Galembo, Burkina Faso 2006 (Masquerade, Gossina Village)

Phyllis Galembo, Nigeria 2005 (Ekpo, Calabar South)

'Cross River' Phyllis Galembo, Nigeria 2004 (Mami Wata Mask)

Phyllis Galembo, 2005 (Ekpo, Calabar, Nigeria)

'Cross River' Phyllis Galembo, Nigeria 2005 (Nnabo Dance Group, Akpabuyo Village)

'Cross River' Phyllis Galembo, Nigeria 2004 (Atam Masquerader, in front of cotton silkwood tree)

New Yorker photographer Phyllis Galembo has travelled the world documenting the costumes of indigenous people everywhere from the Caribbean to West Africa and Central America. Galembo has been featured in numerous exhibitions and shows all over the world and has also received countless awards for her work. Her book 'Maske' was just released this month (March 2016) and is available at Aperture.

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