GUARDIANS

This rolling series explores African ontologies, immortalising engagement with ancient traditions that challenge patriarchal constructs and the policing of marginalised bodies. The series seeks to dispel imposed narratives and create alternative realities, rooted in shared spiritual histories. Using archival images with folklore to represent feminine deities, ‘Guardians’ further questions the context and gaze of image-making in Africa over time, reversing the project of colonial imagery which aimed to captured Africans as disengaged subjects, likened to statues, printed on postcards and sent off to Europe as memorabilia of Empire.