Jonas Feige, Yana Wernicke, "Zenker", Edition Patrick Frey 2021
 
 
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Jonas Feige, Yana Wernicke, "Zenker", Edition Patrick Frey 2021

 
 
 
Photographer Jonas Feige, Yana Wernicke, "Zenker", Edition Patrick Frey 2021

ZENKER – the book by photographers Yana Wernicke and Jonas Feige retrace the life of German gardener and botanist Georg August Zenker in Cameroon

In 1889, Georg August Zenker, a gardener and botanist from Leipzig, took charge of the Jaunde research station in the German colony of Cameroon. Following a six-year tenure, Zenker was surprisingly relieved of his duties. He was said to be leading a polygamous life at the station with several African women, some of whom had given birth to his children. We read on Wikipedia : “Far away from European controlling structures, Zenker established a...

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