Willem de Rooij
Pierre Verger in Suriname

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, 309 pages
28,5 x 22 cm
Koenig Books
ISBN 978-3-96098-915-8

EUR 35.00

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.

Exhibition from Willem de Rooij Pierre Verger in Suriname