Reality and fiction in ethnographic photography of the 1950s

Theme: music, dance/masked dance
Photographer: Carlo Lamote (°1928)
Patron: Inforcongo
Place of production: Democratic Republic of the Congo > Equateur > Tshuapa
Legend: A man is dancing a solo during the performance of a traditional dance in front of the official photographers of the colonial state. The participants are wearing clothes that are supposed to look 'authentic'.
Original legend: AU CONGO BELGE. Danseur Yasayama au village de Yaoforo (district de la Tshuapa).
Dimensions: 18 cm x 24 cm
Inventory number: HP.1957.1.79