Set One. From the Archives: The Colonial “Beholder”
This is the first installation of an online exhibition, a visual her-story of Malawi as captured through the lenses of various people at various times. There is something so powerful and moving about each of these images. Often it isn’t about the picture itself, but what/who it represents. There is also the omnipresent Beholder. The photographer, this voyeuristic recorder of history sneaking furtive glances at the forbidden, the erotic, the sensational and the sordid. Each image demands attention and reflection: who is “the beholder”? what does the image say? Who is she? What is her story?