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The craft industry represents and literally sells a country’s qualities. It is an industry in the primary, secondary and tertiary sector that makes use of the natural resources of a specific place. It refines those resources and sells them to tourists as a token of remembrance. This book shows the entire value chain in relation to Uganda, a country that has a thriving crafts industry with many Ugandans as well as foreigners involved.
‘Crafted’ deals with the production of the representation of a specific place in an age of globalisation.
My work always starts with a story or found documents and photographs, something ‘real’. I gues this makes it documentary photography, but not necesarrily in the traditional sence of the word. I show the everyday of ordinary people, and the way photographs give us an opportunity to relate to, deal with, and escape it. I try to question the photographic way of representing a reality in different ways. For example in panoramic photographs or the use of vernacular images in combination with photographs and/or with text. See my website for more information and an up to date c.v.