Inner Constellations: Maïmouna Guerresi Photographs
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Inner Constellations is the first book by one of the world's leading female photographers
- Original approach to fashion and faith make Inner Constellations one of the most significant collections to be published in 2015
- Focus on contemporary Islamic culture in Africa provides new look at a little-known world. Provides a powerful look at the presentation of women in the Islamic faith
- Sumptuous production includes four-page gatefold
- Introduction by Andi Potamkin, co-owner of Kasher|Potamkin, a high-profile Chelsea (NY) art gallery
She's been referred to as the "Sufi Frida Kahlo." Maïmouna Guerresi is a photographer, whose work sometimes incorporates sculpture, video, and installation art. Her unique style combines Afro-Asian themes and symbolism with the traditions of Western classical iconography. This unique mélange incorporates cultural and religious influences, and fusion of different artistic languages.
Her meticulously composed and highly impactful photographs include veiled figures that symbolise the body as a sacred building, as the "temple of the soul," a modernist style reminiscent of some traditional Madonnas of classical art. The costumes are made of fabrics that she has collected in travels in Africa or Asia.
The book is composed of ten chapters, ranging from "Light Signs: Frontiers Between the Known and Unknown" to "The Giants: Dark Faces of the Great Spirit Guides" through photographs that are totally distinctive in terms of creating environments that are fantastic and ethereal and unlike the work of any other photographer working today.
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