Namsa Leuba

 

Contemporary Photographers

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“I am an African-European, born in Switzerland and my project was accomplished on a trip to Guinea Conakry. In this work, I was interested in the construction and deconstruction of the body as well as the depiction of the invisible. I have studied ritual artifacts common to the cosmology of Guineans; statuettes that are part of a ceremonial structure. They are from another world, they are the roots of the living. Thereby, I sought to touch the untouchable. […] In recontextualizing these sacred objects through the lens, I brought them in a framework meant for Western aesthetic choices and taste.” - Namsa Leuba in the introduction of Ya Kala Ben