Approved: 17.10.2012

Maja Ngom

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Approved: 17.10.2012

Stories and tales lie central to Ngom's artistic practice. Employing mainly the medium of photography she believes in its inherent ability to construct new narratives. Ngom examines its power of recreating tales, stories which are straddling between memory and forgetting and between what is remembered or imagined and what has been forgotten.
She believes that every story is a phantom of the one who

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Artist Statement

Stories and tales lie central to Ngom's artistic practice. Employing mainly the medium of photography she believes in its inherent ability to construct new narratives. Ngom examines its power of recreating tales, stories which are straddling between memory and forgetting and between what is remembered or imagined and what has been forgotten. She believes that every story is a phantom of the one who recounts it. Ngom often uses archival material and literature to weave together different narratives and myths and combine them with her personal histories. Creating the imaginary landscapes and places she frequently refers to the tangibility of a photographic print: working into it through darkroom processes or like in her recent project where she is breaking its surface with sewing and cutting.

CV & Education

Degree shows 2012 - BA (Hons) Photography, London College of Communication, London Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - Bursary, The Photographic Angle, LCC Educational experience - secondary 2009 - BA (Hons) Photography, LCC, London