Opening: 6pm 22 June
Running 23 June-9 July
At The Library Project
Proverbs is an on-going body of work using photographic images and audio recordings that engage with the contemporary landscape of Uganda while exploring its layers of memory.
While the proverbs themselves exist as a result of concentrated wisdoms based on experience, the images here do not attempt to portray the age-old wisdoms. Rather, they seek to create a platform which might allow them to be re-imagined. Wandering through this unfamiliar landscape, Ellis’ photographs linger on the people and its landforms.
Fluid in approach, there are no fixed stories to tell, or no conclusive outcomes to communicate, rather an overarching narrative considers how place is experienced, in terms of its aesthetic values, and for the layers of memory and history that it holds.
Robert Ellis is a graduate from DIT with a BA Hons Degree in Photography, and more recently from the University of Ulster with an MA in Photography. His photography deals with the notion of “home”, working with small rural communities, often relying on inherent or local knowledge to inform a sense of place. His work has been exhibited both at home and abroad, most recently he was selected by a panel to be included in a group show titled Open Now in the Gallery of Photography in Dublin. His work has been published in Prism Photography magazine and featured on La Lettre de Photogrphie in Paris, and also Aperture’s What Matters Now in New York.