Pele Branca, Máscara Negra


Initially a study on the subject ‘Photography as a tool to construct a colonial identity in Mozambique’, as time progressed the project became emotionally charged and more centered on the author’s intimate and personal struggle to understand her identity ‘who I am and where I come from’ hence changing its title to ‘White Skin, Black Mask’.

 The events and situations portrayed do not follow a chronological order and past and present overlap as there is no intention in following a historic approach. Fragments of public images superimpose or are superimposed by photos from the family album. Ghosts of the past materialize by means of photographs half revealing hidden or forgotten episodes urging to make sense of the present reality.