The craft industry represents and literally sells a country’s qualities. It is an industry in the primary, secondary and tertiary sector that makes use of the natural resources of a specific place. It refines those resources and sells them to tourists as a token of remembrance. This book shows the entire value chain in relation to Uganda, a country that has a thriving crafts industry with many Ugandans as well as foreigners involved.
‘Crafted’ deals with the production of the representation of a specific place in an age of globalisation.
My work always starts with a story or found documents and photographs, something ‘real’. I gues this makes it documentary photography, but not necesarrily in the traditional sence of the word. I show the everyday of ordinary people, and the way photographs give us an opportunity to relate to, deal with, and escape it. I try to question the photographic way of representing a reality in different ways. For example in panoramic photographs or the use of vernacular images in combination with photographs and/or with text. See my website for more information and an up to date c.v.
the Kaddu Wasswa Archive 2013 Published August 27, 2013
bij Het Kaddu Wasswa Archief Published May 30, 2012
Pose Published July 13, 2009
the boys and girls inside mount fiji Published July 12, 2009
masks Published July 11, 2009