© 2012 - 2017 Michael Radford

Post-Polychromy

Marble statues are seen around the world, on the streets, in piazzas and museums. An institutionalised historical piece,
often placed on a pedestal. Embedding the power, importance and hierarchal status of these statues. Originally painted
to match the persons skin pigment, often of the darker mediterranean and North African colour. Overtime, these statues
have been white washed. Which, in turn, has embedded a white history. Post-Polychromy brings together a series of
European statues photographed on Kodak colour film, a film originally developed to photograph white skin.
The images have been overexposed, rendering the background white and overexposing the statue.