Visa Me, by Martin Brandau


This photographic work is about globalisation, African heritage and the hope of a better life in the western world of consumerism.

Before there were paper passports, Africans used colourful masks to identify their tribes or countries of origin when traveling across the continent.
„VISA ME“ uses plastic bags as a sort of mask.
These bags represent the life the photographed persons are dreaming of.

The work tries to find a sensual language that combines African heritage with the western world of consumerism, merging dreams and reality, hidden and exposed.

He studied "Visuelle Kommunikation" at the Bauhaus Universität. Several Years in Ghana. Various exhibitions in Germany and abroad. He lives in Berlin and Accra.

Location: Fábrica de Cal Garbat. Mossén Jacint Verdaguer, 8. Vilassar de Dalt