Mohamad Camara

Camara’s works with a simple technique that helps him to visually capture and highlight images of powerful moments in everyday life. A hand that is suddenly pointing out of a window or on a doodle on the facade convey small, everyday incidents that are captured with a great sense of presence.
A recurring theme in the series Les souvenirs are the water-filled plastic bags that are sold everywhere along the roads in Mali. In these bags Camara has inserted photographs of friends, playing with the effects of water distortion and reflections. The slideshows in the bags create a sort of narrative link between the photographs. In Bamako people are constantly on the move from one place to another. A photograph is a tool to arrest and capture these moments. Camara’s photographs talk about memories by projecting images of friends who carry and bring them out in these pearlescent water bags.