Upcoming Exhibition

September 10, 2022
December 4, 2022
In the Bartels Gallery, Floor 1L

Elegies for Futures Past brings together two brand-new series and one earlier series of large-scale color works by the Kenyan-born, San Francisco–based conceptual photographer Al-An deSouza.

DeSouza’s complicated familial history, which has seen their family traverse three former colonies (India, Goa, and Kenya) and two former colonial powers (Britain and Portugal) provides rich material for their technical experimentation in both digital and material photographic processes. The combined series form a poignant, extended meditation not just on the experiences of diaspora but also the malleable nature of memory and the limitations of the photographic image in providing access to the past.