Agbodjelou, currently exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, will discuss his ongoing portraiture project Citizens of Porto-Novo which captures the people of Benin’s capital. Using a daylight studio and a medium format camera, Agbodjelou interprets the experience of a generation caught between tradition and progress.
Ray will discuss his body of work including INTIMACIES which traced the lives of an extended middle-class family in Kolkata. This was an intense exploration of the relationships and intimacies between family members over ten years. The project, culminating in Ray’s first book, is dedicated to the memory of Manju Chatterjee, the backbone of the family.