Phyllis Galembo is an American photographer who combines art and anthropology in her exhibition of African masquerades. According to Chika Okeke- Agulu, an assistant professor of art at Princeton University and a native of Umoji in eastern Nigeria, the art of Masquerading in Africa is in decline (UK Telegraph), and not as significant as it is used to be, which is the case with most popular West African rituals. The significance of these rituals continue to decline or loose value as a result of modern social, political and religious demonization of these once revered cultural practices.
Phyllis is fascinated by the ability of human begins to become powerful mediums for spirits through rituals and masks, transcending the physical into other dimensions.
Learn more about her work here: galembo.com