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SPECTACULAR PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAIMOUNA GUERRESI

by Ariadna Zierold

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The bodies of the people Maïmouna Guerresi photographs seem to extend beyond their physical boundaries. Her subjects are shot in costumes that Guerresi constructs herself, often using textiles collected from her travels in Africa and Asia.

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The outfits are sculptural, almost architectural, creations that fuse the face and limbs of the subject with the space and air around them. Some figures appear to levitate; others seem bodiless, their cloaks encompassing an empty expanse with their heads floating above.

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