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Nicola Lo Calzo: Ayiti - Cham project

Nicola Lo Calzo spricht über Ayiti - Cham project"
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Lothringer13 Halle

Ayiti - Cham Project
“I started the Cham project with the urgency of answering this question: How was the deportation of twelve million men and women from the African continent to America and Europe made possible? How were the social, political and moral consensus organised around the slave trade for four centuries; and then how was it possible to erase this tragedy from the collective memory of the western countries (and not only), even in textbooks? Have the memories of slavery, discarded by the rails of official history, survived to this day and; if so — in which forms, practices and places? How do these memories, repressed by some, preserved by others, define our everyday relationships, our perception of others and the place of everyone in society?” (Nicola Lo Calzo)

Nicola Lo Calzo (*1979) lebt und arbeitet derzeit zwischen Paris, Westafrika und der Karibik. Ausgehend von seiner Erfahrung als LGBTI widmet er sich in fotografischer Praxis und Forschung Themen rund um Postkolonialismus, Intersektionalität und Minderheiten. Nicola Lo Calzos Fotografien zeigen, wie Minderheiten mit ihrer Umwelt interagieren, wie sie Überlebens- und Widerstandsstrategien entwickeln.