We recently discovered the Togolese photographer Hélène Amouzou, who was featured at the 2011 Photoquai – 3rd Biennal of World Images. Amouzou’s vintage-looking photographs are intriguing and fascinating. They have a specific aura about them transcending something at once melancholic, mysterious and intimate. The majority of Amouzou’s work are self-portraits taken in her attic. The photos show her dressed and undressed, often blurring her body or other image elements, which together with props like suitcases or dresses installs a fleeting presence. Her approach reflects a constant quest to look into herself, searching for her own identity. See a selection of Hélène’s new and old work below.
About Hélène Amouzou:
Born in Togo in 1969, Hélène Amouzou has been living in Brussels for the last fourteen years. In 2004 she enrolled at the Academy of Drawing and Visual Arts in the city’s Molenbeek-Saint-Jean neighbourhood, where she studied video and photography. In 2008 she opted for photography as the medium best suited to her artistic research and technical experiments.
For more info and photos visit here website here.
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