Postcolonial Sentiments is an interactive website concerning the way colonial history has shaped contemporary relations between Curaçaoan and Dutch inhabitants of Curaçao. I have conducted a 10-week period of visual ethnographic research on Curaçao, focused on interviewing and photography. I have 22 recorded interviews, in which I asked people about the contemporary relation between Dutch and Curaçaoan inhabitants, and how they relate to colonial history. A selection of these interviews with corresponding portraits are presented on the website. The purpose of the project is to create understanding and to raise awareness about the legacy of Dutch colonialism on Curaçao.
My name is Hannah Bults (1996) and I am a visual anthropologist based in Amsterdam. An ongoing desire to understand human behaviour has led me from a BA in Psychology to an MA in Anthropology. The current project is the result of a strong interest in the legacy of colonial history in contemporary society, combined with a love for audio-visual media, photography in particular.