NOIR is a tribute to the African people. In the 2002/2003 Erik Hijweege went on three expeditions to Senegal, Namibia and Botswana. Deep into the Kalahari, in the south of Africa, he set up a fully equipped photographic studio in each village he visited.
By choosing a black background he profoundly brings out the mystic of the Bushmen and Herero tribes. A beautiful counterpoint is provided by the portraits of Senegalese albinos photographed against a white background. These pictures capture their compelling fragility, adding another dimension to the beauty of Africa.
English travel adventure writer Redmond O'Hanlon provides a storytellers perspective to the stunning visual impressions of Africa in his introduction.
Noir is available for € 55,-
You can order the Noir book by mailing Erik Hijweege