Herero Woman in Patchwork Dress (2012) ©Jim Naughten
from the Hereros series
The photographs of Jim Naughten (b.1969) are concerned with his abiding interest in collective perceptions of history and relationships with the past.
In the two bodies of work produced thus far, he has made portraits of subjects, whereby their costumes/clothing perform a significant role in their respective, collective identities.
He is an internationally-exhibited artist, including a solo exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London. His photographs are the subject of two monographs, Re-enactors published by Hotshoe Books in 2009 and Conflict and Costume by Merrell in 2013.