Marron, is a beautiful nightmare. A photographic re-enactment of one of the horrors of slavery – the shackle. The devices depicted are based on historical documentation of these savage devices used to subdue, prevent escape and punish.
Shot in Benin these contemporary portraits are meant to conjure the not so distant past, and to sit uneasily with us. Fabrice Monteiro, the former model turned photographer speaks to Another Africa on how this project came about, the menace it contends to show, and how his own personal history led him to make this project.