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  • Gorgonia

    Bulgarian men in babugeri costumes, used in pagan rituals, photographed by Charles Fréger ( for the "Wilder Mann" series, 2010 #primitivism - Carefully selected by GORGONIA

  • Ana Bermejo

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  • Diane Daoust Kerner

    The photographs here come from Wilder Mann, a photography series by Charles Fréger (based in Rouen, France), who spent two years traveling through nineteen countries documenting the folk pageants and festivals of what he calls "tribal Europe." The resulting photographs have been exhibited internationally, and collected into an absolutely amazing art book. The art, in turn, inspired a CD of music by the Italian composer .and sound designer Theo Teardo, Music for Wilderness.

  • Sandy van Veen

    "Wilder Mann" photo book of weird traditional costumes by Charles Freger

  • Carles Rodrigo

    Into the Wild with Charles Fréger - Page - Interview Magazine

  • cheyenne cole

    Wildermann --For two years, French photographer Charles Fréger has been traveling throughout 19 European countries and trying to capture the spirit of what he calls “tribal Europe” in his “Wilder Mann” series. What he found was a huge array of pagan rituals, mainly related to the winter solstice and spring renewal, focusing on the common myth of the “wild man.”

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from Charles Fréger's amazing "Wilder Mann"...i thought this was a mock cultural anthropology art project at first, but these are all real, traditional get-ups for european festivals, etc...fantastically creative and creepy

Bulgaria - "On New Year’s Day men cover themselves with goatskins to impersonate the Kukeri, who both embody and chase away evil spirits. In the past they’d brush against women to bestow fertility." -National Geographic

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Creative Costumes of Still-Practiced Pagan Rituals of Europe. Charles Fréger's "Wilder Mann" series. (via Catherine Green )

Charles Freger- Wilder Mann. Not sure where these costumes are actually from, but they read Scandinavian to me.

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During a city trip in Antwerp we stumbled upon this enchanting exhibition at the FotoMuseum showcasing the work of French photographer Charles Fréger. Fréger travelled through different regions of Europe while documenting rural rituals which we all imagined extinct. In his images we encounter rural craftsmanship, a connection to nature and the expression of masculinity. We could never have imagined that these colorful, yet somewhat austere, traditions are still practiced and passed on.


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Bizarre Tribal Costumes From European Pagan Rituals Still Practiced Today -

bulgarian men in babugeri costumes, used in pagan rituals. (again, frighteningly similar to a figure from a recurrent childhood nightmare)