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Before long travel, August 23, 1972

A work made of inkjet print; edition 4/15.

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  • A work made of inkjet print; edition 4/15.

Date:

2017

Artist:

Admire Kamudzengerere (Zimbabwean, born 1981)
and Rachel Monosov (Russian, born 1987)

About this artwork

This photograph shows an intimate moment between artists Admire Kamudzengerere and Rachel Monosov. The couple met by chance in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2015, and married two years later. Unable to find photographs documenting interracial marriages like theirs in Zimbabwe’s National Archives, in 2017 they fictionalized their own romance, casting themselves as characters named A. and R. in a multipart photographic drama, from which this photo derives. The series is set in 1972, when interracial marriage was taboo in the colonial context of Rhodesia (as Zimbabwe was then known), but the artists deliberately picture such a union as unremarkable. A typewritten caption adds further credibility to their fictional conceit.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Rachel Monosov

Title

Before long travel, August 23, 1972

Origin

Russia

Date

Made 2017

Medium

Inkjet print; edition 4/15

Dimensions

29 × 43.6 cm (image, sight); 41.1 × 54.2 × 3.3 cm (frame)

Credit Line

Photography Associates Fund

Reference Number

2018.392

Extended information about this artwork

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