The Bricklayer, 2016
The Bricklayer, 2016

While visiting my mother's birthplace of Guyana, I photographed the remains of Fort Zeelandia. Brick by brick, enslaved Africans had built this fort with the knowledge that it would be used for the auctioning of other slaves. It’s currently a tourist attraction for those visiting the country.

By adhering the photos directly onto the gallery wall, the brick surface—or rather the slave labor—appears to be a part of the institution’s framework.

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The Bricklayer, 2016
thebricklayer2.jpg
The Bricklayer, 2016

While visiting my mother's birthplace of Guyana, I photographed the remains of Fort Zeelandia. Brick by brick, enslaved Africans had built this fort with the knowledge that it would be used for the auctioning of other slaves. It’s currently a tourist attraction for those visiting the country.

By adhering the photos directly onto the gallery wall, the brick surface—or rather the slave labor—appears to be a part of the institution’s framework.

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