Photographic print on art paper (13cm x 20cm)
(9) 32cm x 42cm framed diptychs
A photograph is a lie about the truth.
A transtemporal dialog with French colonial photographer Pierre Tacher, questioning the context and intentions of his work and other historical documents. I have extracted his portraits of Senegalese from 1908-1912 and inserted them into my architectural photos of Senegal in 2016. I focus on stairways, thresholds and doors as transitional spaces, between public and private, freedom and slavery, and ethnography and pornography.
This is historical fiction.
site: former Mauritanian governer's mansion, Saint-louis, Senegal