Art of Effah

Dispossession

Dispossession is the body of work which photographs those affected by the eviction of the Timbercreek community within the settings of their homes. The basis of the series was grounded in the quintessential question, “Where is the balance between profits and developments that serve the community?”  

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 The work explores the stages of grief, mistrust, and defeat experienced by the evicted residents, as they find themselves alienated from the new vision of the neighbourhood. By shinning the spotlight on the misguiding normalcy of eviction, the photographs provide a visual platform for the uprooted, as they are eclipsed by gentrification.

The work explores the stages of grief, mistrust, and defeat experienced by the evicted residents, as they find themselves alienated from the new vision of the neighbourhood. By shinning the spotlight on the misguiding normalcy of eviction, the photographs provide a visual platform for the uprooted, as they are eclipsed by gentrification.

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 Simultaneously, by examining traditional development through a people-centred lens, this series re-centres our gaze towards the necessity of affordable housing and the destructive impact of losing one’s home.

Simultaneously, by examining traditional development through a people-centred lens, this series re-centres our gaze towards the necessity of affordable housing and the destructive impact of losing one’s home.

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