Entry Title: "The Living Ancestor"
Name: Troi Anderson , United States
Category and Expertise: Traditions and Cultures|Culture, Non-Professional


Entry Description: At the Congo ceremony of Soukri in Haiti for the Vodou ancestor spirits of the Ghede, lords of life and death, guardians of the underworld and a symbol of resurrection. These rites provide a living connection by which their divine heritage is reanimated and the wisdom of their descendants reclaimed.

About the Artist:

Troi Anderson is a documentary and fine art photographer based in Portland, Oregon.  Troi began his career working in film for Magnolia Pictures and later as a Merchant Marine sailing throughout Asia and the South Pacific. His work has been featured on  CNN,  GeoFrance, TIME Lightbox,  The Oregonian, Black and White  and the photo collective  Verve.  Troi Anderson's photography has been exhibited in the Blue Sky Drawers program and was chosen as the Emerging Artists 2014 by Daniel Cooney Fine Art and Musee Magazine. His work was selected for the 2014 Smithsonian Photography Awards, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Px3 2014, Aperture Summer Open 2014 the International Photography Awards 2014, PX3 White Competition 2015 and the Palm Springs Photography Festival Screenings 2015