Fellow: Research Associate
A former Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellow at the CHR, I took up a research associate position within the SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory in 2021. Video and photography are my professional background, with which I have been working since 1985, first as a cameraman employed at Mozambican National Television, free-lancing since 1992. In 2006 I completed Museum and Heritage Studies in Cape Town. For the MA project, I explored the photographic material deposited at Manuscripts and Archives at UCT belonging to Monica and Godfrey Wilson. As a PhD fellow and postdoc at the CHR, I worked on my dissertation submitted in 2021 with the title ‘A Visual Struggle for Mozambique. Revisiting Narratives, Interpreting photographs (1850 – 1930)’. My interest in audio-visuals is developing from its production to its usages, the spaces of memory and debate, the knowledge it creates, its storage, handling, management, conservation. Hopefully, my work will increase awareness of their significance and contribute to easier public access to these materials in archives and repositories.