Third Culture Kids – by Atong Atem

South Sudanese photographer Atong Atem creates with her studio series an homage to African Studio photography.

Living in Australia, she placed her friends into the context of elements from their culture/heritage, that they have been displaced from. In her own words: ‘There is something important about being able to take our icons and visual language and to hold onto them and say “this is mine” and truly feel it.’

The title Third Culture Kids refers to kids from migrants that grow up far away from their parents country of origin. I really like this term and image of a 3rd culture and can totally relate to it.

The studio series was done in 2015, but it is still very current, beautiful and relevant. And I missed it back then, so thus I decided to share it now after I stumbled over the images again on Pinterest.

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Atong Atem Photos

Atong Atem Photos

Atong Atem Photos

Atong Atem Photos

Atong Atem Photos

Atong Atem Photos