Viviane Sassen: Pikin Slee

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Photographs of the remote rainforest village Pikin Slee by the Dutch-born fashion photographer

The only way to access the remote rainforest village of Pikin Slee is by a three-hour canoe ride. There lives an isolated community, the Saramacca. In 2012, the Dutch-born photographer, who’s known for her innovative fashion photography, traveled to this secluded part of the Upper Suriname River. Africa has been a constant source of inspiration for Sassen her affiliation goes back to her formative years spent in Kenya. Here, the Amsterdam-based photographer highlights the Saramacca’s unassuming way of life through colour and black and white images.


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