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Phyllis Galembo

Over the last thirty years, American artist Phyllis Galembo has been investigating the

transformative power of full-body masquerade in Africa and its diaspora through her portrait photography.


Galembo was born in 1952 in New York, and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1977, and has been a professor in the Fine Arts Department of SUNY Albany since 1987.


Galembo’s works have been included in numerous public and private collections including the New York Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Phyllis Galembo Mami Wata
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