The Snakebox Odyssey

The following are only a few photographs of Paul Close’s “The Snakebox Odyssey” that can be found in the Main Building-right outside Room 3 on the ground floor.

Artist: Paul Close

His website is here.so1so2so3

You can buy the Magazine Edition here.

This is a photographic series that provides insight into the lives of the people the artist met on a motorcycling journey across the Sahara and through West, Central and East Africa.

He would ask one person each day to stand for him, using a white sheet to highlight the subject against a background of the colour and character of everyday African life.

He would ask each person a question:

“Is there one thing that could make your life better?”

The answers in the photographs here are: Education, Water-the well is dry and To develop this school.

In an interview, Paul described his experiences during this project and what inspired him to start it.

It can be found here.

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