Letitia Kamayi is a Congolese, London based photographic artist. Her work explores the notions of individual and social representation, identity and memory of Black Minority Ethnic and the Congolese.
Kongo | You Should Know Me
The photograph as an object attracts many to images of the past. We search for and explore matters of identity and representation of one’s self and nationality within such relics.
It’s the difference in the textures and aesthetics of the print; physical aspects now discarded, depicting a personal yet unfamiliar history. It’s the combination of these elements along with the complicated history of my motherland, the Democratic Republic of Congo, which makes this journey personal.
Suspicion and desire for change ignites a need for the multiple narratives of the Congolese. Congolese people are the owners of such stories yet to be witnessed. This is a continued battle to portray more than the single story of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(Some of the images displayed here are the copyright of the original photographers / archives, and are reproduced here under fair use.)
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