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Zagourski: Africa Lost [Hardcover]

By Pierre Loos (Author)
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An outstanding photographic reportage from the Twenties and Thirties brings back the memory of ways of living, ceremonies, adorned bodies of an Africa that be aptly defined as "lost". These extraordinary, unpublished pictures, taken with great technical skill and with a sense of great dignity of the people portrayed, constitute a monument to the African continent as it was.

Kazimir Ostoja Zagourski (1880-1941) was born in Poland and moved to Congo in 1924. Zagourski was the first professional photographer to travel throughout the interior of Congo and visited also the neighboring countries, Tchad, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa. During his long stay in Africa he took hundred of pictures, 500 of which, divided in two extraordinary series on different tribes, build up to a unique historic and ethnographic survey.

In a sense, Zagourski's work constitutes the first "non-European" look, devoid of the colonial overtones that characterize much contemporary work. His forays into the depths of the African continent took him into the most remote villages of Kuba, Mangbetu, Bwaka, Tutsi, Masai, etc. where he took unprecedented pictures of great ethnographic interest. he documented for example, ceremonies (initiation, circumcision, excision, masked dances, etc.), the great African creativity in body ornament (from scarification to hair dresses, from jewels to lip plugs), clothes and all utilitarian objects placed in their appropriate cultural context (musical instruments, shields, stools, knives, containers, etc.).

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Skira
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 13" Width: 8.54" Height: 0.93"
Weight:   3.76 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 7, 2001
Publisher   Skira
ISBN  8884910080  
ISBN13  9788884910080  

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Collector: African Ethnographic and Books  Apr 4, 2008
"Raw and Powerful" ... the camera has communicated in ways that words will never do.


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