|Chapter title||Roshini Kempadoo - Ghosting Portfolio pages in the 2018 Fotofest Biennial Catalogue - INDIA: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art|
Roshini Kempadoo - Ghosting
“Nineteen fifty-five was also the year Langston Hughes and Roy DeCarava published The Sweet Flypaper of Life, … the photographs spoke to me in a manner that I will never forget, and they led me ask questions about the photographs we had in our house.”1
Deborah Willis’ words resonate with my looking, thinking about and creating photographs. The album photograph becomes central to a personal reflection inextricably linked to the family home and the influential work by Hughes and DeCarava as narrators of African American culture. Similar to Willis and DeCarava are the ways in which Ghosting is created with photographs as indelible prompters to memory and imagination, conjuring other possibilities of being and living.
1 Deborah Willis, Picturing Us: African American Identity in Photography (New York: New Press, 1994), 4.
|Book title||INDIA: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art|
|Publisher||Fotofest Inc. Houston and Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam|
|Place of publication||Houston, USA and Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.fotofest2018.art/india-book.aspx#.XZNts-dKglI|