Every month we try and reach out to artists from various social backgrounds, pursuing unique projects. This month we got an opportunity to invite very young and phenomenal photographer Priyanka Shah, as one of our guest Curator.
Read below her journey as a photographer around Ethiopia, Africa.
I mainly focused on capturing the children of the tribe, because being children they all were so similar, but the way they stuck to their values and authenticity of their tribe, created a drastic difference. They had a spark in their eyes throughout and the one thing that kept me going was their enthusiasm. Their bodies created such rhythmic lines and postures, it was a pleasure to shoot them. Children according to me also were the most expressive, which was another reason I chose them to be my subjects. What was special about them was, they came, they were themselves and they left, they didn’t even try to pose, that’s what makes the images so unique. Also they are the upcoming generation, they are the ones who are going to carry along these norms, traditions and culture and I thought it was important to capture that and bring it to attention.
Text and Images by Priyanka Shah.