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A peddler of abnormal pictures

by Edo Dijksterhuis
“Shadow is built like a cattle rustler’s dream girl: long-legged, long-armed, long-framed,” writes Moses Isegawa in a story in , Viviane Sassen’s 2008 photobook. It’s not hard to recognize the photographer herself in this fictitious character – Sassen is tall, with a model’s figure. Moreover, Isegawa, author of the Abyssinian Chronicles (1998), describes Shadow as “a nomad,” qualifies the photographs she shows him as “abnormal,” and then has his protagonist take his picture. For Flamboya... [more]
Posted by Edo Dijksterhuis on 3/26/14
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