Photographer Hélène Amouzou was born in 1969 in Togo. She began taking photos in 2004 after enrolling on a course in Brussels, where she lives and works. Her images - in which bodies are ghostly or overlaid with wallpaper or sandwiched in suitcases - suggest transience: places which the human body can only inhabit temporarily, and humans who are constantly on the move.
Her work is weighted by the depth of her questions about place, being and the baggage that accrues to the black female body. Further, Amouzou’s images question certainties of nation, identity and belonging, suggesting that in-between spaces and un-belonging as the contemporary reality. in her own words: ““I always have the impression to be traveling. I am not Togolese, nor Belgian”