Ed Kashi traveled to Madagascar to study the consequences of the depletion of natural resources on a culture dependent upon them. Using an explicit visual language, Kashi defines man by his close bond with nature. The tense portraits of mud-covered bodies correspond to the silent, cracked lands, taking on the abstract patterns of the cloudy sky. The lines and colors of human and animal skin blend together in a mystical and agricultural symbiosis as they tread the ground to make it fertile.
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