Portrait Photography and Storytelling - London - Aluk Wol-Thiep - Born Tonj, Bahr el Ghazal Sudan 1969.
Photographs I created for Hackney Museum, London . This content was made for storytelling and exhibition purposes.
I can remember my childhood, growing up in my homeland. It was beautiful, tropical rain forest, very green. When it rained it was warm and we used to run around and play in the in the rain. After the rain there was always sunshine... I remember my country as though it were paradise. I used to be so happy there. We had to leave because of war. I came to Hackney in 1993. It was so cold; I’d never seen snow before. I have to write that I am British on forms, but when it comes to real life I always keep my culture and my Sudanese values. I want to go back there when I’m old.