Family photographs

Family photographs can be the visual representation of belonging for many of us as they are often the only articles in possession from our country of origin. A photograph is the one treasured item we take with us when we move countries, migrate, when some of us, flee persecution. We keep them in family albums and carry copies of them with us. We spent time looking at them, sharing them with loved ones.

My intention is to examine the use of old photographs in order to look at the past and how they inform the future. How old photographs assist us in shaping our collective and individual identity, reaffirming or re-examining lives we and our families once lived.  The sense of continuity of culture and traditional values they convey across generations.

Apart from my own family photographs I aim to explore photographs from other families and cultures.