VAUDOU/VOODOO/VUDÙ
Jean-Dominique Burton
Fondation Zinsou

FR/EN/IT – Hardcover
30,5 x 23 cm – 256 pages
57 repros quadri
57 repros duotone
Design Manuela Dechamps Otamendi

Five Continents
ISBN 978-88-7439-443-2
55€

La confrontation des portraits des Vodounons et des autels Vaudou, réalisés au Bénin, nous font rentrer de plein pied dans un monde fascinant.
Âme d'un peuple, force de sa diaspora, le Vodoun se donne à voir ici, sans profanation mais sans révélation. Dans sa grandeur et dans son mystère.

Jean-Dominique Burton introduces us to the world of Voodoo through rare portraits of Voodoo priests and priestesses and their enigmatic altars.
After roaming the roads of Asia for thirty years, the Belgian photographer Jean- Dominique Burton set out to take portraits of the great kings of Burkina Faso, and thus discovered West Africa. It was in this context that he also came to learn about Voodoo culture. He found a fascinating world of rit- uals and legends, frequently symbolized by abstract shrines—a subtle mix of sculpture, painting and installations wor thy of the most prestigious contemporary art galleries. The striking photographs of Jean-Dominique Burton presented in this book delicately lift the veil on this ancient and powerful form of spirituality and humbly show what is hidden behind it in all its grandeur and mystery.