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‘Kanaval’ is a retrospective by photographer, filmmaker, curator and writer Leah Gordon that documents twenty years of Carnival in Haiti.

© Leah Gordon
© Leah Gordon

Curated by MOCA Curator Adeze Wilford, the exhibition consists of a series of black-and-white photographs taken on a mechanical medium format camera.

The images are contextualised by a series of oral histories related by the leaders of various troupes who oversee the design of the costume and generate the narratives surrounding Carnival. The photographs will be accompanied by a new feature-length documentary on the carnival providing a kinetic counterpoint to the portraits.

The exhibition will be on view from the 9th of November until 16th of April 2023. For more information, please visit MOCA.

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