Ken Kamara

In a world of screens such as the one, we live in today. Making eye contact is something we are less accustomed to. We shy away from that moment of recognition – of the other's presence, of our existence – that is at the core and marks the very beginning of any authentic human relationship.

Still, when our eyes meet, we allow for a revelation to happen: in a speechless dialogue that lasts the time of a glance, we accept to uncover who we indeed are, as we welcome a truth that spreads from the eyes of the person standing before us, regardless of their name, where they live, what they have done or are about to do.

With my portraits collection, I will be taking my audience on a journey back to the brief moment, where my eyes met with those portrayed, in some ways acting as a conduit while at the same time finding a way of preventing myself from being an obstruction to the audience. By experiencing the same intimate face-to-face encounters through the photographs in a display, the audience has the chance to engage in a similar yet new dialogue with the faces of the people standing before them.

Our diversity is what brings us together. In searching for commonalities, I observe endless individualities and see endless commonalities within each individual, highlighted by the intimate portraits I take with an analog camera from 1956.

In every encounter there is a dialogue without words creating an understated, engaging, direct yet vulnerable sense of each person. Behind the outcome of the work is the interest of people and, through them, of trends, movements, protests, individual and group dynamics that are part of our being human.

Outfoxed
€ 7,500.00 EUR
242.45cmX100cm
The Grocerer
€ 7,500.00 EUR
242.45cmX100cm
SkatersOver60
€ 7,500.00 EUR
242.45cmX100cm
Personal Portrait 011
€ 2,500.00 EUR
97cmX100cm
Personal Portrait 008
€ 2,500.00 EUR
97cmX100cm
Personal Portrait 020
€ 2,500.00 EUR
97cmX100cm
Personal Portrait 003
€ 2,500.00 EUR
97cmX100cm
Michele
€ 5,000.00 EUR
193.8cmX100cm
Brandson Lewis
€ 7,500.00 EUR
242.45cmX100cm
Jimmy C
€ 7,500.00 EUR
242.45cmX100cm
Numanacar
€ 5,000.00 EUR
193.8cmX100cm
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