THE NIGHT I WILL NEVER FORGET - 2012


It was my mother’s wishes for her body to be brought back to Nigeria after her death and to be buried in her father’s compound. This partially destroyed 35mm image documents the first time I saw my mother’s casket in the mortuary in Owerri, Nigeria - It was the night I will never forget. The scene was lit in the deepest red like a horror movie. I watched the casket from afar while trying to come to terms with the realisation of a long-lived fear that was finally staring back at me.