Uganda StoriesThis project is both a subjective journey to recollect the past and an interrogation of documentary photography in its use to reassemble fragments of history. In 1972 the Ugandan military dictator, Idi Amin expelled 80,000 Asians from the country. I was 3 years old when my family was forced to leave their lives and possessions behind and move to the UK. This research of my family's origins included analysis of photographs, objects and individual interviews. What emerged was from dusty storage and long forgotten anecdotes: there were slowly fading stories and isolated images of diminishing memories. As time advances these stories and images move out the personal and collective consciousness and move into the public realm of ethnographic colonial histories.
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