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07.17.11 DRC: Inkisi

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When I read about Obama’s promising initiative called “Powering Africa” in the New York Times yesterday, I thought about the nights I spent in Inkisi, Democratic Republic of Congo, watching my hosts cook dinner with the light of an LED lamp. Similar to the Headlamp Series, the images below capture glimpses of typically public scenes that seem to become intimate and private in the dark. I can only imagine how this courtyard will be transformed when the electricity works through the night.

KIN_2650Mother and Daughter. 2012.KIN_2648

Mamie. 2012.

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Written by Sarah Stacke

July 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm

10.15.12 DRC: Lights Out

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.  Headlamp series.

The Headlamp Series was created in the home where I stay while working in Kinshasa.  The power goes out regularly in Kin and this does not disrupt daily routines, yet activities and responsibilities are inevitably carried out differently when nearly enveloped in blackness.  The LED lights reveal glimpses of moments, normally public, that seem shrouded in privacy by the dark.

Kinshasa, DRC.  2012.

Written by Sarah Stacke

October 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

10.01.12 DRC: Dancing in KIN

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Headlamp Series was created in the home where I stay while working in Kinshasa.  The power goes out regularly in Kin and this does not disrupt daily routines, yet activities and responsibilities are inevitably carried out differently when nearly enveloped in blackness.  The LED lights reveal glimpses of moments, normally public, that seem shrouded in privacy by the dark.

Kinshasa, DRC.  Marie Dancing.

Written by Sarah Stacke

October 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm