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Goree Island

  • Jean-Dominique Burton
$66.00
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Goree Island

  • Jean-Dominique Burton
$66.00
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Book details

ISBN :
9782930451145
Year :
2014
Cover :
cardboard
Size :
30 x 30 cm
Pages :
216
Languages :
Fr En

Faces express places, life scenes tell us about time passing, still lives and symbolic art works sound out the architectural, cultural and historical estate of a shore in search for itself between decline, resistance and hope.

Goree island has been chosen as a symbol as well as a place of remembrance. It is one of the historic sites where the destiny of thousands of Africans was played out over five centuries, victims of the slave trade.

It is a place of recognition and reconciliation for the African diaspora.

UNESCO classed Goree island as a world heritage site in 1978. The site has remaind intact and has been the object of many restaurations. Billions of people come and visit it each year.

The author

  • Jean-Dominique Burton

    Jean-Dominique Burton, born in Huy (Belgium), is a Belgian photographer and film director. A tireless traveller, enquiring humanist with a keen, observant eye, Jean-Dominique Burton has turned his attention in recent years to the hidden secrets of Africa, after years travelling in Asia. His approach embraces a sensitive, poetic form of anthropology that unveils beliefs and practices with restraint, respect and a responsible sense of fascination. His photography conveys the pleasure of discovery, a meditation on the origins of artistic creation, with a play on form and theme that steers away from any sterile exoticism.

    Jean-Dominique Burton met Jephan de Villiers in 1986, a year when his appreciation of the delicate poetry of de Villiers’ sculptures, together with his philosophy of life close to animism and a respect for nature, brought them together to work on a number of projects, among them ‘Mille et trois souffles d'écorce ou la dernière forêt en marche (‘One Thousand and Three Strips of Bark or the Last Forest on the Move’, Fragments de mémoire (‘Fragments of Memory’), Bestioles ou Bestiaire pour un enfant-roi (‘Beasts and Bestiaries for a Spoilt Child’) and The Bears, to name a few.