Carlos Idun-Tawiah

Winning body of work

“I photographed this series as a requiem of my memories. This is the second part of a seven-part series I am currently photographing. I was inspired by a close study of the family album and by my recollection of growing up in a Christian and Ghanaian family. I tried to highlight the ethos of Sundays from a much more vernacular perspective. I played with visual nostalgia, juxtapositions, colour and gesture to fully extract the roundedness of the traditions of what Sundays typically felt like in Ghana. Also being conscious of blurring the lines between sanctity and our humanity, and underscoring the idea of how community and divinity could exist in one place. My joy is to have everyone who sees this go back in time one way or the other; to incite that delight that can only be found when we look back; to provoke the sweet joys of what our memories could best serve us.”

The exhibition will take place at Galerie Huit Arles (8 Rue de la Calade, Arles) from 5 July to 23 September 2023.

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