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Shadows of Domestic Work This project is an on-going series is a voyage with which I intend to bring to limelight using a performance concept in the medium of photography the various ways domestic workers are ill-treated by various individuals or homes as the case may be. As the name implies, Shadows depict the negative […]

artiste Ralph Eluehike Lagos, Nigeria

Ralph Eluehike is a Lagos based Photographer from Delta State, Nigeria. A good number of his works focus on people with intellectual and physical disabilities and those deprived and marginalized. His works also address Social and Environmental issues. He graduated as a Geophysicist from Ambrose Alli University, Edo State, Nigeria. In 2009, he acquired a […]

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Shadows of Domestic Work
This project is an on-going series is a voyage with which I intend to bring to limelight using a performance concept in the medium of photography the various ways domestic workers are ill-treated by various individuals or homes as the case may be. As the name implies, Shadows depict the negative occurrences/events in domestic work. It is vastly becoming a contemporary issue when it comes to the degree of ill-treatment of these workers by individuals who are supposed to be a guide or a brace to some of these workers who are either economically or naturally deprived of some of the basic life necessities.
An estimate suggests that there are at least 64.5 million domestic workers worldwide. Most of these domestic workers, irrespective of the fact that they serve as pillars to homes, they live in abject poverty and an absolute life of reckless abandonment.
On a direct intersection coupled with adequate interaction with these individuals, I realized that they are living a life of torture, hopelessness, no formal education and virtual imprisonment. They see the world in a distance. There is a virtual barricade between them and the outside world. They have dreams and aspirations like each and every one of us but their dreams are encapsulated.
I am working on this project in order to be a voice to the voiceless by bringing to the knowledge of all concerned individuals, institutions and the world at large to the rate at which this ugly phenomenon is eating deep into the bedrock of our various societies.

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