By Iron Possessed: Fabrice Monteiro's Maroons: The Fugitive Slaves
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Anthropology and Museum Studies
At first glance, the still photographs by Fabrice Monteiro in his series Marrons, Les esclaves fugitifs (Maroons: The Fugitive Slaves) are the stuff of nightmare. They are hard to look at, and even harder to turn away from. These startling black-and-white photographs depict West African men wearing the kinds of metal devices used to inflict punishment under slavery in the Caribbean and the Americas.
Auslander, Mark. “By Iron Possessed: Fabrice Monteiro’s Maroons: The Fugitive Slaves.” African Arts, vol. 49, no. 3, 2016, pp. 62–67, doi:10.1162/afar_a_00300.
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