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Gordon, Leah

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United Kingdom

Leah Gordon (b.1959) is a British photographer and film-maker who has an ongoing interest in and relationship with Haiti. She first visited the country in 1991 and was the official photographer for the 1994 Amnesty International Report on that country. She has produced a body of work on the representational boundaries between art, religion, anthropology, post-colonialism and folk history and her film and photographic work has been exhibited internationally. She has previously served as adjunct curator for the Haitian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, was on the curatorial team for the recent ‘In Extremis’ exhibition at the Fowler Museum, UCLA; she was co-curator of ‘Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou’ (2012) at Nottingham Contemporary and is the author of The Book of Vodou: Vodou and Art (Quarto 2000).

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Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou

Vodou’s host of spirits who interact with everyday life inform much of Haiti’s culture. The...

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