Brooklyn based photographer, Jessica Antola, takes us on a journey with her newly released book titled Circadian Landscape. Laumont collaborated with the artist to create archival pigment prints that were exhibited during her book release at Foley Gallery.
Traveling through Sub-Saharan Africa, Antola captured striking vignettes, portraits and landscapes of the vibrant culture. From 2011 to 2014, the artist traveled by car to explore Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Cote d’lvoire, and Ethiopia. Fascinated with how different people around the world express themselves and connect to their environment, she created images that demonstrated how people define themselves through dress and ritual, work and play.
Antola was able to photograph intriguing scenes such as a Kumasi king in gold jewelry-clad performing a warrior dance and a girl in an oversized straw hat steering a boat affixed with a patchwork sail.
In the introduction of her book, Antola speaks about her early love for traveling stating, “I learned that while I could never walk in someone else’s shoes, with compassion and quiet observation, I might learn from others’ experience and find common ground.”