© 2012 - 2017 Michael Radford

Untitled (#1), Mirrored Visions, 2015, 17x12cm, c-type diptych

Mirrored Visions

Found archival photographs from times of the colonial empire have been juxtaposed with contemporary images from the internet to form diptychs.
Each pair is similar in terms of framing, the subjects and their posture, and context. The photographs original purposes are questionable, it could be
said they are trophy images. A conversation piece, for one to boast and discuss the way they meet, taught and/or helped someone from the continent
of Africa. We have been enforcing our culture and imperialist ways on the people of Africa since the colonial times. The work forms a direct comparison
between history and today.