Untitled #3. From Ultramar (Empire Travel Club), 2001–2014
Edition of 7 + 2AP
Sheet size A2 (594 x 429 mm)
Lucia Pigmentprint on Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl Archival Paper 285 g/sqm
Print number: RT1500X-2
Without an image, there is no event.
Without an event, there is no history.
Without history, there is no future.
Ultramar (Empire Travel Club) is an augmented archive of 166 portraits issued from 6 rolls of black and white silver gelatin negatives found in the ground between the pavement in Lisbon in 2001, revealing the portraits of young Africans and soldiers from another time. The photographic series steals the audience away to a travel agency from an empire in the past. The imagery mentally recreates the destination represented by the photographs: depicting the unknown soldier’s intimate diary, a thousand individual lives, combining to create a collective memory, mixing past with present, creating the future and reframing history. – Romaric Tisserand