• Dom Smaz Black Helvetia

Dom Smaz Black Helvetia

The small settlement Helvécia was founded 200 years ago by Swiss and German colonists in Bahia in northeastern Brazil. Today, it is still home to few of their descendants, with the majority of the population being descendants of the 2,000 African slaves who were exploited on the local coffee plantations. Black Helvetia explores the subtle ideological confrontation of European and African cultures, where black kids play with white dolls and Christian evangelicals still brand afro-descendant cultures as evil. The Swiss-Brazilian photographer Dom Smaz (b. 1983) has published widely with leading international media. His works on colonial heritage, social differences, racism, and exclusion have been exhibited across Europe, Asia and South America and were awarded with several prestigious prizes, including the Swiss Press Award 2018.


Hardcover ca. 22 x 30 cm 168 pages ca. 115 color illustrations English, French, German Available soon ISBN 978-3-86828-959-6 2020

Texts:

Christian Doninelli, Flávio Gomes

Design:

Adrien Moreillon

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