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Issue No. 16 - Chaos

EDITOR’S PICK: EDITION NO. 8 VOL.2 – Jean-Claude Moschetti

In West Africa the supernatural is part of daily life; spirits and divinities are never far away. The artist seeks to introduce this mystery and immateriality in his photographic compositions. Triptychs and diptychs allow him to deconstruct the space and to built it again in a new way, more poetic and odd. The mask, the character, takes place in this space, opening up a crossing from a world to another one, from the spirit world to Earth. More generally, the artist questions the reality we see, and wishes to inspire the doubt in our minds. Things are not always what we believe to see.

At the same time JC Moschetti gathers ethnographic material which shows the richness of expression carried by these societies, but also the richness of contemporary creation.

All pictures ©Jean-Claude Moschetti ( Sierra Leone 2013, Burkina Faso 2010)

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Firestone 01

Hasting 01

Mountain cut 01

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All pictures ©Jean-Claude Moschetti Sierra Leone 2013, Burkina Faso 2010)
 
 

After the studies at INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et Techniques de Diffusion) in Brussels, Jean-Claude Moschetti worked in the movie industry. However, he never gave up on his interest for photography, and from 1995 he works as an independent press photographer. His photographs are regularly seen in French and international newspapers. JC Moschetti has travelled a lot in Africa and now carry out more personal long term projects like “Magic on earth” about traditional West African secret societies.

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