Time and the Other: How Photography Makes Its Object

This is a series of portraits I shot in 2011 in Ethiopia. The name was a reference to a book by Johannes Fabian called “Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object.” The idea behind the book was that anthropological research imagines its objects as existing in some past time and never in the same contemporary moment as the researcher.  I used this idea to similarly explore photographic techniques that made pictures look beautiful but also articulated the subjects of these pictures as being somehow caught in the past and nostalgia (through use of colour, topics, frames etc.)