Separate, Together

Separate, Together, Mundemu, Tanzania, 2017.

Cutting trees, under which genital cutting ceremonies were performed.

Scan of a Platinum-palladium print on Reich CT48 Translucent paper, from an 8×10 inch negative
Printed 2018
10″x8″

This is the fifth image of ‘From Where Loss Comes‘, a photographic series about female genital cutting and sacrifice. The series is published here with permission from all the people portrayed in it.

Another post about the making of this photograph

Almost a bower, almost a hillock.
Gnarled, windswept, forming a hollow, a cutting place.
Everything is the same, the old hands, the pressing flesh, the fearsome hovering.

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  1. So beautiful. The sadness shows through.

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