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Author Galembo, Phyllis, photographer.

Title Mexico : masks, rituals / Phyllis Galembo ; introduction, Sergio Rodriguez-Blanco ; plate selection, George Otis ; translation, Alexia Veytia-Rubio.

Publication Info. Santa Fe, NM : Radius Books, [2019]


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Description 238 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary Since 1985, photographer Phyllis Galembo has traveled extensively to photograph sites of ritual dress in Africa and the Caribbean. In her latest body of work, collected in this new publication, Galembo turns to Mexico, where she captures cultural performances with a subterranean political edge. Using a direct, unaffected portrait style, Galembo captures her subjects informally posed but often strikingly attired in traditional or ritualistic dress. Masking is a complex tradition in which the participants transcend the physical world and enter the spiritual realm. Masks, costumes and body paint transform the human body and encode a rich range of political, artistic, theatrical, social and religious meanings on the body. In her vibrant color photographs, Galembo highlights the artistry of the performers, how they use materials from their immediate environment to morph into a fantastical representation of themselves and an idealized vision of a mythical figure. In a gorgeous, fascinating photographic survey of Mexico's masking practices, Galembo captures her subjects suspended between past, present and future, with their religious, political and cultural affiliations -- their personal and collective identifications -- displayed on their bodies.--
Language Text in English and Spanish.
Subject Masks -- Mexico -- Pictorial works.
Costume -- Mexico -- Pictorial works.
Carnival masks -- Mexico -- Pictorial works.
Carnival costume -- Mexico -- Pictorial works.
Mexico -- Social life and customs.
Photography, Artistic -- Catalogs.
Galembo, Phyllis -- Catalogs.
Added Author Otis, George, writer of added text.
Rodríguez Blanco, Sergio, writer of introduction.
Veytia-Rubio, Alexia, translator.
ISBN 9781942185574 (hardcover)
194218557X (hardcover)

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