Developed over many years in close collaboration with the people of Mbomo-Congo, this photobook and immersive exhibition is based on Pieter Henket’s photographs about the region’s fables. As a photo show, it has traveled to major museums and galleries over five different continents, including the Barberini Museum Potsdam, Fundatie Museum Zwolle, RijksMuseum Amsterdam, Quai Branly Museum Paris, Fotografiska Stockholm, Kahmann Gallery Rotterdam, Photo Festival Melbourne, Rizolli’s New York City, Planetarium Berlin and more. Since the exhibition’s launch in Brazzaville and Mbomo, the photographs have been seen by over 300,000 people.
As a photo book, the photographs became the best-seller photo book Congo Tales, published by Penguin Random House. The book was photographed by Pieter Henket, curated by brothers Kovo and Steve n’Sondé, edited by August Miabeto and the stories were collected by Anni and Mouendet Ideme.