Au cœur du Congo Revisited

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There are many far and exotic parts of this world. Most of us will never see most of them in person. But what if I told you that you could see the beauty of the Congo without leaving your reading room. Angelo Turconi took a 50 year journey into this distant land and  captured it in gorgeous full color photographic glory.

Each turn of the page gives the reader another glimpse into life in the Congo. You will learn about many ways the people of the Congo make a living, through art, fishing, raising livestock and other trades. Also waiting to be seen are the many cultural and natural aspects of this Central African country. I love learning about people from around the globe. Get more than a glimpse of Congo with “Au cœur du Congo Revisited:. You will be glad you did. Captions found throughout the book are written in French as well as English.

Description:

A giant country like Congo with its huge ethnic diversity will always remain an inexhaustible source of wonder and astonishment. Congo-expert and photographer Angelo Turconi dwells on the country’s nature, the daily life, its people, Congo’s art and culture and its economy

Angelo Turconi has spent fifty years roaming the Democratic Republic of Congo. This passionate, curious and compassionate photographer continues to this day to document the daily life of the Congolese, with a particular focus on their cultural heritage and artisanal and artistic traditions. His photographs capture the power of ancestral ceremonies and the joy of popular celebrations, presided over by the traditional chiefs who still occupy a prestigious position. They reveal the social structure of this central African community by observing the work of artisans, farmers, conveyors of goods (riding their impressive cargo bikes) and market traders. More than just a witness, Angelo Turconi calls himself an emissary of memory. It is the subject of memory that seems to haunt the pages of this book. By drawing on the power of customs that have not yet been dulled by globalisation, his photographs take us on a journey to a world apart: one that is recognisably contemporary and yet connected to references and traditions that seem to come from outside of our world.

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Italo-Belgian photographer Angelo Turconi (1938) has spent fifty years roaming the Democratic Republic of Congo and has published many books on the country, such as Congo on the Road, The Lunda, etc. His photographs capture the power of ancestral ceremonies and the joy of popular celebrations, presided over by the traditional chiefs who still occupy a prestigious position. They reveal the social structure of this central African community by observing the work of artisans, farmers, conveyors of goods and market traders. More than just a witness, Angelo Turconi calls himself an emissary of memory.

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