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
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.
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.