Overview participating exhibitions

Land
2010

Land

Judith Quax

NDEUPE (Senegal, 2009)

In the twenty years that African boat refugees have been trying to reach Europe, 13,000 drowned, and at least another 5000 went missing. Among them were many fishermen from Senegal. Their livelihood under pressure from competition from large Western fishing boats, they tried to make the passage to Europe. The drowned fishermen continue to be present in the void that they leave behind – in their empty rooms, in the hearts of their grieving families. As a part of her long-term project IMMIGRATION CLANDESTINE Judith Quax photographed the ndeupe, an animistic ritual of the Lebou tribe in Senegal. In it women dance around the forsaken wife to the pounding beat of drums in order to make contact with the spirit world. The venerable spirits are seen as bringers of luck and guardians against misfortune. For those left behind in the fishing villages near Dakar this is the only form of therapy that is available.

  • NDEUPE (Senegal, 2009)

    In the twenty years that African boat refugees have been trying to reach Europe, 13,000 drowned, and at least another 5000 went missing. Among them were many fishermen from Senegal. Their livelihood under pressure from competition from large Western fishing boats, they tried to make the passage to Europe. The drowned fishermen continue to be present in the void that they leave behind – in their empty rooms, in the hearts of their grieving families. As a part of her long-term project IMMIGRATION CLANDESTINE Judith Quax photographed the ndeupe, an animistic ritual of the Lebou tribe in Senegal. In it women dance around the forsaken wife to the pounding beat of drums in order to make contact with the spirit world. The venerable spirits are seen as bringers of luck and guardians against misfortune. For those left behind in the fishing villages near Dakar this is the only form of therapy that is available.

  • NDEUPE (Senegal, 2009)

  • NDEUPE (Senegal, 2009)

  • NDEUPE (Senegal, 2009)

  • NDEUPE (Senegal, 2009)

Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Judith Quax

TOUBA (Senegal, 2005)

Anyone traveling to Senegal sees images of Serigne Touba everywhere. This Senegalese hero is reputed to have performed numerous miracles and been protected by God during his exile by the French colonial authorities. Every year millions of West Africans travel to the Senegalese city of Touba to celebrate Serigne Touba's return from exile early in the 20th century. After his return Touba founded mouridisme, a sub-current of Islam which has strongly influenced Senegalese culture. Mouride literally means 'one who wants to go to God'. Its followers worship God with song and dance. One famous mouride is the singer Youssou N'Dour.

  • TOUBA (Senegal, 2005)

    Anyone traveling to Senegal sees images of Serigne Touba everywhere. This Senegalese hero is reputed to have performed numerous miracles and been protected by God during his exile by the French colonial authorities. Every year millions of West Africans travel to the Senegalese city of Touba to celebrate Serigne Touba's return from exile early in the 20th century. After his return Touba founded mouridisme, a sub-current of Islam which has strongly influenced Senegalese culture. Mouride literally means 'one who wants to go to God'. Its followers worship God with song and dance. One famous mouride is the singer Youssou N'Dour.

  • TOUBA (Senegal, 2005)

  • TOUBA (Senegal, 2005)

Biography

Judith Quax (Netherlands, 1973) graduated from the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam and worked as a video producer at Magnum Photos in New York. In the spring of 2010 her work Harlem Rhythms: Senegalese in New York was to be seen in various shop windows in the city centre of Haarlem. This coming autumn she will be working on the project New African Migration and the Global Apartheid. In addition she is working on her long-term multimedia project Immigration Clandestine.

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Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 15,00

Act of Faith

Act of Faith

Price EUR 10,00