What Remains



In his project What Remains, Bangladesh-based photographer Sarker Protick creates an emotionally loaded portrait of his grandparents, John and Prova, capturing them in the last stage of their lives. The images reflect an intimate and personal relationship, observing and investigating the changes that have taken place over time, to their bodies, relationships and what is left of their lives. By portraying personal objects and daily routines in brightly overexposed images and faded soft colours, Protick creates an alienating atmosphere charged with thoughtful emotions. It is an investigation of his feelings, and a sensitive look at his memories about a bypassing relationship. Looking back at his work, and the time and space he spent with his loved ones, he says: “Here, life is silent, suspended. Everything is on a wait. A wait for something that I don’t completely understand…”