Profiles of twelve of the world's leading experts in antiquities, who talk about their careers and their passion for beautiful objects.
Renowned French photographer, artist and travel writer Titouan Lamazou has been taking portraits of women for more than twenty years as he criss-crosses the globe to meet women who typify their culture.
From Khadi, the Senegalese migrant, to Palestinian peace activist Aman, 'The Women of the World' is a blend of the artist's viewpoint and the remarkable, sometimes tragic, stories as told by the women themselves.
Portraits of 20 different women :
ALIONA, Siberia, Russia : Dance Instructress - AMAN,Â Palestine : Peace activist - CLAUDIA and FELICIA, Brazil : Two sisters who areÂ cowgirls in Sertao - DOMINGA,Â Colombia : An elderly native farm labourer - ESMERALDA, France : A now settled gypsy activist - FATEMA, Palestine - Elderly refugee - HALIMÃ‰, Chad : Refugee from Darfur - KHADI, Mauritania : Senegalese immigrant - KABARI, Bangladesh : Nomadic woman who lives on board a small boat - LHAMO, Nepal : Tibetan refugee - LIA, Brazil : Beauty queen - LOLA, Australia : Presents and produces the first radio shows for aborigines - MARIA DE LOURDES, Brazil : Agricultural worker - NANDINI, India :Â Shrimp seller -PEMBA, Nepal : The first female Sherpa to have climbed Mount Everest - ROYA, Afghanistan : War widow living in a devastated part of Kabul - SAMIRA,Â India : French language student - SHANTI, India : Bengali farmer - TIANA, Brazil : 'Capoeira' (martial art) teacher - WANG YUE, China : Chinese rock'n'roller
Many musical sequences (with sarode, sitar, vocals, tabla solo, tabla duo), help us appreciate the extent of the tabla repertoire. A particular attention has been focused on tabla tutorials (tala, classes, group sessions, etcâ€¦).
Three female artists make the journey of a lifetime, thanks to their art, the art of the Kassena peoples.