Pieter henket

 

1979
The Netherlands

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From the series 'Congo Tales',
2017
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Pieter Henket rose to fame by portraying celebrities such as Lady Gaga. Recently he travelled to the Congo with a team in order to document the locals’ oral histories for the very first time. The people of Mbomo, in the middle of the Congo rainforest, lead isolated lives in harmony with nature. Their oral history, filled with folkloric tales and myths, have never been written down or shared outside of their community.

After years of preparation, Henket documented the locals while they prepared for and acted out their own myths. The series Congo Tales combines intimate portraits of the characters in black and white with epic scenes in full colour, often in the context of the rainforest.


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