Photographer, ethnologist and babalawo Pierre Fátúmbí Verger (1902–1996) studied the traffic and relationships between cultures of the African diaspora and those of West Africa. In 1948 Verger made 257 images during an eight-day trip through Suriname. Willem de Rooij’s installation Pierre Verger in Suriname, which was produced by Portikus in Frankfurt/Main, connects the spectator and these images by means of a viewing device. This book for the first time makes the complete suite of images publicly accessible.
Published for Willem de Rooij's exhibition Pierre Verger in Suriname at Portikus, Frankfurt.
Edited by Christina Lehnert, Philippe Pirotte & Willem de Rooij
With texts by Karin Amatmoekrim, Ayrson Heráclito, Philippe Pirotte, Richard Price, Willem de Rooij & Gloria Wekker
Softcover, 28,5 x 22 cm, 309 pp.