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For Sale on - Atal Masquerade, Emanghabe Village, Nigeria by Phyllis Galembo.

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Phyllis Galembo West African Masquerade Large-scale color photographs from 2005 to 2006 reflect the ritual adornment and spirituality of masquerade in Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso in West Africa.

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"Egungun, Bohican, Benin" 2006 by Phyllis Galembo. To the Yoruba peoples of Benin and Nigeria, Egungun represent the spirits of deceased relatives who return to the living world for special occasions.

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Phyllis Galembo, Three in Fancy Dress with Wire Masks, Anchors Masquerade Group…

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"Panther, Dodo Masquerade", Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2009 photo by Phyllis Galembo

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For more than a decade, Phyllis Galembo has been traveling to Africa and the Caribbean to photograph ritual performances and celebrations.


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