Stuff we like : Magic on Earth by Jean-Claude Moschetti

We recently came across the beautiful series of images by Jean-Claude Moschetti‘s «Magic on Earth». Jean-Claude is a press photographer and this is his long-term project about traditional secret societies and voodoo in Africa.

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In West African societies, Jean-Claude writes, the supernatural is part of the daily life and the mask is often a mediator between the living world and the supernatural world of the dead, ancestors and other entities.

We particularly like Jean-Claude’s triptychs where he seems to bring together in a very powerful way the magical forces of the landscape and the otherworldly presence of the masked spirits.

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