Dagmar van Weeghel – For Sarah Forbes Bonetta, 2017
Hommage to Sarah Forbes Bonetta (1843) who was a young girl born into royalty at Oke-Odan, an Egbado Village in Ogun State. She was orphaned during an intertribal war, sold into slavery, and due to her remarkable intelligence, was later liberated from enslavement to be raised as a goddaughter to Queen Victoria of Great Britain.
This series shows her dual identity as well as pays tribute to her courage, strenght and resilience.
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Dagmar van Weeghel – For Sarah Forbes Bonetta Figures - 2017
90 x 120 cm
Photography on Hahnemuhle Photo Pearl in natural walnut floater frame