Overview participating exhibitions

Making Oneself

Making Oneself

Musa Katuramu

portraits, forties until seventies

Musa Katuramu began taking portraits of people around him in the thirties of the last century, both commissioned and on his own initiative. How he came to possess a camera is unclear; however, what is clear is that his legacy, well managed by his son, carries great significance. His portraits give an unusual and moving account of people who were photographed by someone who was one of them. In a time and country where this was not matter-of-course, the people in his photographs dropped their guard by showing how they wished to be remembered.