‘Went to Nothings: Photography and Absence in Northern Sri Lanka’

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPresentation


My presentation explores the interweaving of photography and absence among the Tamil community in northern Sri Lanka. I consider both the absences of photographs caused by a long durée of conflict and the ways in which photography is wielded to address the grievances bound to myriad absences in the postwar. From the destruction of personal photographs to their mobilization within acts of civilian protest, I discuss the relationship between photography, war and loss and what it might suggest about the imaginings of a Tamil political future.
Period16 Sept 2021
Event titleCitizens of Photography
Event typeConference