13 July - 13 August
Ominde was born and has lived ever since in the coastal town of Kilifi in Kenya, a small settlement north of Mombasa. He has witnessed gradual and fascinating changes in Kilifi, seeing how the slow but steady influx of tourism has begun to transform his hometown in subtle ways. As a photographer primarily interested in the relationship between people and their surrounding landscape, the last ten years have been a fruitful decade of exploration, observation and documentation for Ominde.
Through the artworks in this exhibition, titled Postcards from Kilifi, we are presented with a unique insight into daily life in Kilifi and, in particular, the myriad ways in which people interact with its coastline. From baptisms to beach-combers, from acrobats to tree-climbers, from fisherman tracing the shore in their dhows to sunset-gazers and goat-herders, the sea is at the core of Ominde’s practice and he is uniquely positioned to capture his fellow participants’ vtail relationships with it.