Proverbs is an ongoing body of work using photographic images and audio recordings that engage with the contemporary landscape of Uganda, exploring its layers of memory.
While the age-old Ugandan proverbs exist as a form of concentrated wisdoms based on experience, the work does not attempt to merely portray these. Rather, it seeks to create a platform that might allow them to be re-imagined. Wandering through this unfamiliar landscape, Robert Ellis’ photographs linger on the people and its landforms.
Fluid in approach, there are no fixed stories to tell or conclusive outcomes to communicate. 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.
A Project by PhotoIreland Foundation. Edition of 200.