Conversation with Gayan Prageeth

Spoke with Sri Lankan article Gayan Prageeth about his latest exhibition, Eyes Only - featuring a body of work with a narrative focused on the developments of politics and corruption in Sri Lanka post-war. https://soundcloud.com/user-635616592-684253190/open-studio-podcast Please note the podcast is in Sinhala. Download the English transcript here. See original post on the Saskia Fernando Gallery … Continue reading Conversation with Gayan Prageeth

The Defence Secretary and the President

Sri Lanka is led by a man who has, by his admission, two faces. In a more democratic avatar is Gotabaya Rajapaksa the President. Here, the individual in question is presented as smart, suave and sage. Before he spoke, his suit bespoke, as rapper Kanye put it in song, captures man and mission. An older … Continue reading The Defence Secretary and the President

‘The Tide Will Turn’ by Shahidul Alam: A cri de cœur of photography & prose

Alam’s power as a photographer, bearing witness to so much around him, is a belief that we – Asians, people of colour, brown folk, those from the Global South or in Hans Rosling’s framing, those from Tier 2 or 3 countries – are the best placed and able to tell our own stories. Alam started … Continue reading ‘The Tide Will Turn’ by Shahidul Alam: A cri de cœur of photography & prose