Untitled Photograph 2

Series nameChildhood Memory Series

This is a collage of photographs of Samena Rana as a child in Pakistan with her mother from Rana’s ‘Childhood Memory Series’ The images are placed on a black shawl with tassels, which is both a practical and a metaphoric device as it serves as a way to keep the photographs together as well as to retain memories.

Date of Creation / PublicationUnknown
CreatorRana, Samena
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberSamena Rana (GB 2661 SR)
Catalogue NumberSR/FW/CM/2
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located at the Panchayat Archive, University of Westminster.
Series notesThe Childhood Memory series consists of nostalgic sepia-toned images of Samena as a child with other members of her family. She created collages of her own photographs and reused earlier photos taken by her father in Pakistan and added personal memorabilia such as textiles and jewellery and other objects that acquire personal meaning throughout one's history. She mixed old with new to evoke memories of a disparate past.
Collection notesThe Samena Rana collection includes material from her main bodies of photographic work: the 'Flow of Water Series', the 'Arrangement Series', the 'Disability Series' and other biographical material. The digitised items include mainly colour and black and white photographs.
Dorney, Camille, 'Tribute to Samena Rana' in Third Text. No 20. Autumn 1992 (pp114)