“It was a proverb more eloquent than ‘snooze you lose’ for a victim made chairless. He said it swooping on my spot by the fire, quick–grinning in the flickering light and clutching his rusted prize with tight, tiny knuckles.”
Pabva Zizi Pagara Gondo (PZPG) is a photobook that builds on an expression in Zimbabwe’s Shona language and translates as ‘where the owl left the eagle comes to sit.’
The work visually allegorises the legacies of colonialism, civil war and mass emigration present in Zimbabwe amongst fragments of my experience as a de facto ‘mukwasha’ (son in law) visiting family towns and villages across the central plateau.
PZPG was a finalist in the Australian Photobook of the Year Awards 2017.