Divinités Noires is an exhibition of portraits of voodoo cults photographed for the Festival des Divinités Noires in Togo from 2011 to 2013. In 1897, Paul Gauguin asked, ‘Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?’ It was with this existential question in mind that Dany Leriche and Jean Michel Fickinger set out deep into Africa and South America, drawn by the mysteries of surviving primitive rituals and traditions—shamans, voodoo, charms—in Brazil, Togo, Benin and Mali, through which the individual believer becomes a mirror of a sacred immateriality.
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