Born in 1984, Federico Clavarino was born in Turin but lives in London where he works as a teacher and dedicates himself to photography. One of the most fascinating projects he has realized is entitled Hereafter, with which Federico has retraced the history of his grandparents and through it also that of the colonial states of the British Empire.
John Phillips – Frederick’s grandfather – lived in Imperial Britain before moving to Sudan for work. It was here that he met Mary, with whom he lived in Libya, Oman, Jordan, and Cyprus. Together they experienced the decline of the British Empire and the transition from colony to an independent state of several countries.
Thus, combining his passion for history and his desire to retrace and pay homage to the life of his grandparents, Hereafter was born, a photographic series that alternates and mixes archival materials or even shots taken by Federico’s grandparents themselves, and personal shots by the Italian photographer.
This alternation creates a sort of link between past and present that underlines both what has changed over the years and all the aspects that have remained unchanged.