The haunting photographs were taken by Ann-Christine Woehrl in Gambaga and Gushiegu in 2009 and 2013. Together with the author Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt they realized a reportage, shown as a multimedia-documentary in the exhibition.
After completing her studies of photography in Paris, Ann-Christine Woehrl (*1975) has been travelling to the most remote places on earth to document the lives of women who live as outcasts on the margin of society. Her series "Witches in Exile" was exhibited at Pinter & Milch, Galerie für Fotografie in Berlin, at the International festival of Photography Belo Horizonte in Brazil and at the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia.
Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt (*1976) finds her topics in Africa and South Asia. The cultural scientist has been working as independent print and radio journalist, and as author in Berlin.
Together, they issued ‘Voodoo‘ (2011), and ‚IN/VISIBLE‘ (2014).
Project team: Andrea Kreuzpointner, Karla Nieraad, Leonie Schmucker
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World Day against Witch Hunts
on 10 August: In 2020, missio declared the first ‘World Day against Witch Hunts’ to raise awareness for this pressing and too often ignored issue.