Maske is the latest album by New-York based photographer Phyllis Galembo, featuring thrilling images of masquerade and carnival characters from Nigeria, Zambia, Benin, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Haiti.
Phyllis started shooting these awsome characters 25 years ago, focused in African and Carribean masquerade traditions. Her collections are full of extravagant costumes, masks and headpieces made of plants, wood, patchworks, papier-mache or ropes giving a ritual, scary or even humouristic result, through free expression.

The collection consists of 107 documentary portraits, which are currently exhibited at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York, by the 2nd of April.
For more exciting pictures you can visit Phyllis' Galembo online portfolio
Audio: Jarman Kontagora - Jarumi mix (Music from Niger State, Nigeria)

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