Since hostages were taken in Ouvea in 1988, Denis Rouvre has been intrigued by the mystery of the Kanak. Who are these dark-skinned French men and women living 22,000km away from the mainland, with customs and lifestyles completely out of step with our own? Invited by the Tjibaou Cultural Center, Denis Rouvre spent a month in New Caledonia among the Kanak tribe of Canala. He returned with a spectacular series of color portraits showing the vision of a “foreigner” in his own country.
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