"Correspondence" by Robert Charlotte - Photographer-in-Residence
A new body of work developed during a one-month residency at the Nuku Photo Festival Ghana
20 September - 14 October 2018
Exhibition opening: 20 September 2018, 6:30pm
Venue: Alliance Française d’Accra
Nuku Festival’s residency programme is a unique opportunity for photographer Robert Charlotte to develop a new body of work in a safe and inspiring space. For one month he works out of the Nuku Studio Headquarters in Accra. He benefits from the exchanges with the Nuku Studio photographers and the local photography community that Nuku engages with. The Martinican photographer creates very pictorial portraits, in which he concentrates the collective history of a place and the trajectories of human beings. The results of this process are shown in an exhibition at Alliance Française Accra, with the support of Institut Français – Ghana, and within the framework of the cultural season “Transatlantic artistic dialogues: Caribbean - West Africa”.
“In this photographic project, through portraits, places visited or places of creation, I try to live this buried feeling of intimacy; I try to take, see, feel and bring to life this transatlantic dialogue to finally envisage, with strength and determination, a lucid and serene future,” says Robert Charlotte.
Robert Charlotte was born in Martinique in 1966. He has been passionate about images since childhood. He studied photography in Paris (1986-89), where he stayed to work in a studio for 10 years. It was there that he refined his photography practice. Back in Martinique, he developed a strong interest in painting and painters and an increasingly pictorial photographic art. Robert focuses on producing portraits, which powerfully express the collective history of places and individual trajectories, especially in the Caribbean. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions ("Under Influence", "Visions Archipéliques"), and publications. Robert is photographer-in-residence of the Nuku Photo Festival - his first stay in Africa. Other projects her currently works on include "Garifuna and Descendants Saint-Vincent".
The Residency is supported by Alliance Française d’Accra, Institut Français, Fondation Clément, and the Embassy of France in Ghana.