The Vibrant Otherworldly Masqueraders Of Burkina Faso

Jean-Claude Moschetti
2013
Africa Art | African Art | The Vibrant Otherworldly Masqueraders Of Burkina Faso

Jean-Claude Moschetti has travelled extensively to West Africa, using his photography to reveal the mysteries of the occult that exist within. This piece showcases the masqueraders of Burkina Faso. Masquerading is a both Africa art and a practice that is deeply tethered to daily life, such as when young suitors find partners or the annual animist rites to celebrate the harvest, the passage from childhood to adulthood and funerary rites. Moschetti’s collection aims to show the presence of the supernatural in the daily life and how African cultures interact with and embrace this.