The Latitude of Sorrow, 2021-
In my series The Latitude of Sorrow, I study how the distinction between cultures, and the concept of human race have been constructed to support an unequal colonial rule. As a legacy of the over–generational process, we struggle with the racist attitudes and structures that still prevail in our society today. In the series I apply photomontage by combining old ethnographic images and my own photography in addition to vernacular photos of my family.
The works aim to challenge occidental historiography and worldview as the only possible truth and narrative. By creating new connections and meanings for the phenomena under scrutiny, The Latitude of Sorrow travels between the past and the present, challenging our way of perceiving the world. The theme of the series is also to examine how photography has acted as a medium in shaping the European worldview and what kind of new knowledge and perspective can be created through representations applying photomontage.
The project is a work in progress.