Ghetto Tarot


Tolles Projekt von Fotografin Alice Smeets, die zusammen mit 'nem Künstlerkollektiv aus Haiti Tarot-Karten mit Trash-Kunst nachgestellt haben. Die Karten kann man sich hier auf Indiegogo klarmachen, dort in der Galerie findet man das komplette Fotoset, ein Interview gibt's auf 500px.

The Ghetto Tarot is a photographic interpretation of the traditional tarot deck in the ghetto. The scenes are inspired by the Rider Waite Tarot deck and are replicated together with a group of Haitian artists called Atis Rezistans (resistant artists) in the Haitian slums using only material we were able to find or create locally. On several cards we used the artists art, that includes symbolism from the Voodoo religion to embody the important meaning of the cards original symbols. […]

The spirit of the Ghetto Tarot project is the inspiration to turn negative into positive while playing. The group of artists ‘Atiz Rezistans’ use trash to create art with their own visions that are a reflection of the beauty they see hidden within the waste. They are claiming the word ‘Ghetto,’ thus freeing themselves of its depreciating undertone and turning it into something beautiful.

Photographer Teams Up With Haitian Artists to Transform Tarot Cards Into Real Scenes (via Dangerous Minds)