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Phyllis Galembo travels the world photographing some of the best dressed people you will ever see.   By Cassie

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Phyllis Galembo travels the world photographing some of the best dressed people you will ever see. By Cassie

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The Astonishing Artistry and Aesthetics of African Masking

Ano Women's Masquerade, Alok Village, Nigeria, 2004 Photography by Phyllis…

Fashion in Motion: Sibling, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Fashion in Motion: Sibling, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Fashion in Motion: Sibling Knitwear collective SIBLING will be the subject of the V&A’s next Fashion in Motion. Four free catwalk shows will take place on Friday 21 November, presenting highlights from the label’s menswear collections.

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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.

Phyllis Galembo, Two in Fancy Dress with Pointed Hats, Tumus Masquerade Group, Winneba, Ghana, 2009

Phyllis Galembo travels the world photographing some of the best dressed people you will ever see. By Cassie

More sensational masquerade costumes of West Africa, photos by Phyllis Galembo

Gelede Masquerade Agonli-Houegbo Village, Benin 2006 via Traces of Creation

Phyllis Galembo - Exhibitions & Projects

Photographic exhibitions and special projects by Phyllis Galembo, including Egungun and Gelede masquerade, Benin.

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Ngar Ball Traditional Masquerade Dance, Cross River, Nigeria, 2004 by Phyllis Galembo Makes me think of Nick Cave's Sound Suits

"Beautiful Hand and Friendly Society", Arie-Shola Masquerade, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2008 photo by Phyllis Galembo

Beautiful Hand and Friendly Society, Arie-Shola Masquerade, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2008 photo by Phyllis Galembo

Featured image, America, 2010, is reproduced from Phyllis Galembo: Maske.

Featured image, America, is reproduced from Phyllis Galembo: Maske.

Phyllis Galembo's portraits of masquerade reflect the ritual adornment and spirituality of the tradition. Galembo spent twenty years photographing...

Masquerade Photographs by Phyllis Galembo

Phyllis Galembo travels the world photographing some of the best dressed people you will ever see. By Cassie

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