Art project in progress
The photographic series “Style Your Poverty” is a part of an exhibition project titled The Dependency Syndrome. The project questions the role of foreign aid as a development tool, and is a political and ironic comment on the culture of aid – “Poverty as a trap” vs. “poverty as fuel”. The dependence syndrome in Africa has come to mean the surrender of valuable national assets in return for cheap trinkets and poorly designed and manufactured transient goods and equipment. Not the least: aid is correlated with corruption, has fostered dependency and implanted bureaucracy.
I use an analogue Leica for this series, and will publish the work later, but sharing a couple of snapshots.