sabato 5 luglio 2014


“I photographed the religion of voodoo in West Africa, this religion in ancient traditions, the voodoo is the official religion of Benin.
the voodoo means spirit or deity was born in West Africa more precisely in benin, but is also practiced in Togo, Ghana is Burkia Faso is other neighboring countries.
the europe or american believe that voodoo is 'black magic that is' evil but it is
false, the voodoo religion is based on respect and peace.
the fundamental bases of the voodoo religion are:
voodoo priests.
the fetishes that contain the power of the spirits.
dance music.
dances with masks.
ceremonial dances.
Animal sacrifices to give thanks to the spirits.
objects magical.
the veneration of ancestors.”

Anthony Pappone (1979)
He is a phoptographer specialises in travel, festival, portrait, tribes and ceremony photography around the world. “As a child I have always been passionate about history and faraway places and tribes with an ancient culture.” Before Anthony Pappone became a photographer, he was a traveller who ‘loved to turn and look’ but then struck by the Ladakh festival and the photos that he could take there, he started to follow festivals and ceremonies around the world. “At present I am working my photo projects with very bright lenses; my favourite lens is the wide angle….”
some years i have focused on Africa and asia, which are the continents able to maintain alive the traditions and the ceremonies, from deserts to forests

All images © Anthony Pappone

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