Curator Selection / 2020 / /

Empty Chair

  • Photographer
    Guligo Jia
  • Image Location
    Nepal

During the decade long Maoist insurgency in Nepal, over 17,000 people were killed on both sides, and approximately 1,300 people were “disappeared” during the conflict.

My project Empty Chair focuses on victims who family members went missing during the Civil War. The image making process facilitates a ‘family reunion’ by making portraits of people who have lost family members in spaces alongside projections of old family photographs which include their missing family members. The passage of time, of existing and not existing is layered within a single image.