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Picnos Tshombé

Picnos Tshombé
Gloria Oyarzabal
Witty Kiwi
Co-published by Breadfield Press and Landskrona Foto Publishing
Spanish and English

142 pages (includes booklet of 32 pages)
ISBN 9788894188271


Picnos Tshombé looks out of a window into history to understand the consequences of the events of decades ago on the contemporary world. The story begins in the 1960s, when the processes of decolonization of the African continent took place, with the mysterious disappearance of a key man in the history of the Congo and brings us to the current phenomenon of African immigration. The set of images, documents and texts establish threads and metaphors that connect the present with the recent past and make us reflect on the unequal and complex relationship established between Europe and Africa, rather, between Europeans and Africans.

About the Artist
Gloria Oyarzabal is the co-founder and programmer at the independent cinema “La Enana Marrón” in Madrid (1999-2009), which is dedicated to the diffusion of author, experimental and alternative cinema. Since 1996 she has been working in the cinema world taking care of artistic direction and photography of experimental short films & documentaries.

About the Publisher
Witty Kiwi is an independent publishing house founded in 2012 with the intention to promote contemporary photography, through photobooks. Witty Kiwi focuses on a personal photography with particular attention to poetry and metaphysics aspects.