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Charles Freger: Interview with the Guardian

The journalist Tim Jonze conducted an interview with Charles Freger on his series the Wilder Mann. In his photographs Charles documents the folk customs across Europe in vivid and distinctive portraits. In the interview they discuss his method for shooting the ceremonial figures as well as the history behind them. Freger states that it is difficult to find an exact source for the customs as they are constantly evolving and influencing each other.

Charles’ latest project Cimarron looks at the African diaspora in the Americas. The legacy of slavery is the inevitable spectre, and the Cimarron works describe how ritual and dress constitute acts of resistance against the imposition of power from without. You can explore more of his works here.

Read the interview here.

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