Posted on 23, Aug 2015
Making Oneself, Noorderlicht Photography Festival
Making Oneself is a twofold exhibition of both historical investigations and contemporary showcases of photo studio practises in South and Southeast Asia and Uganda, incorporating archival material from the (colonial) past with present-day social and political contextualisation. The exhibition explores the process of cultural adoption and adaptation of photographic portrait traditions through the course of history in the respective regions.
Postcolonial Photo Studio
In the Postcolonial Photo Studio section, photo historian Alexander Supartono showcases how photo studio concepts and techniques from the colonial era are reflected in the work of photographers from postcolonial countries in South and Southeast Asia.