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Urban Vodou


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Pablo Butcher is a photographer living in France and a frequent visitor to Haiti. Carl Hermann Middelanis is a German academic with a special interest in Haitian history and literature.


'Urban Vodou, Pablo Butcher's photographic record of Haitian street art has a valedictory tone as most of the murals caught in his lens over the years vanished in the earthquake too. With startling immediacy, the photographs capture a fairground gaudiness and harlequin carnival of colour... Above all, there is history: the national heroes Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Toussaint L'Ouverture are portrayed with exaggerated peacock plumes and playing-card sabres... Urban Vodou glows with murals of trumpeting angels, mermaid-tailed divinities and sacrificial roosters. As a human chronicle and a tribute to a resilient people, Urban Vodou is a book to be treasured.' --Times Literary Supplement

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