The person writing this brief (and all of these) artist statements, is of African immigrant dissent. My father was born in a village in the bush outside of Kumasi, Ghana. I've seen both contemporary Africa, and the exotic. This series by Jadwiga Figula shows the exotic side, but it's also a sincerely poetic dose of the other side of the world. No series of photographs can tell the whole story of contemporary Africa, and these certainly aren't that. But the beauty here is heart stopping. The young boy with the wild horned Yaks is one of those images that brings another world directly into one's heart and soul. It's unstoppable, it's romantic and it's an entirely intoxicating view on how people live on the other side of the world.
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