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Namsa Leuba: Khoisan (detail)

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Namsa Leuba’s Khoisan explores an ancient African tribe

In the past we’ve spoken about Namsa Leuba’s work only in the context of her fashion shoots for WAD magazine and Comme des Garçons, but these commissions came about because of her personal exploration of Guinean culture in a series called Ya Kala Ben. She’s also explored the traditions of a tribe called the Khoisan, one of the most divergent peoples in the world. As with many of her projects these images seek to subvert traditional perceptions of African culture by experimenting with anachronistic costumes and environments, and as ever they’re incredibly striking.

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Namsa Leuba: Khoisan

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Namsa Leuba: Khoisan

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Namsa Leuba: Khoisan

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Namsa Leuba: Khoisan