Publisher: Skira; 1st edition (December 7, 2001)
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Kazimir Ostoja Zagourski (1880-1941) used to be born in Poland and moved to Congo in 1924 to flee the Communist regime. Zagourski was once the 1st expert photographer to commute through the inside of Congo and stopover at additionally the neighboring international locations, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa. in the course of his lengthy remain in Africa he took millions of images, 500 of which, divided in remarkable sequence on various tribes, building up to a distinct old and ethnographic survey. In a feeling, Zagourski's paintings constitutes the 1st "non-European" glance, without the colonial overtones that symbolize a lot modern paintings. His forays into the depths of the African continent took him into the main distant villages of the Kuba, Mangbetu, Bwaka, Tutsi, Masai,etc., the place he took unparalleled photos of serious ethnographic curiosity. He documented, for instance, ceremonies (initiation, circumcision, excision, masked dances, etc.), the nice African creativity in physique decoration (from scarification to hair clothes, from jewels to lip plugs), outfits and all utilitarian gadgets put of their applicable cultural context (musical tools, shields, stools, knives, bins, etc.).