Postcolonial Sentiments

Hannah Bults

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.

Poster - Postcolonial Sentiments



Hannah Bults
Hannah Bults

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.

Postcolonial Sentiments - Hannah Bults
toang - Rizky Maulana Yanuar
EL SECANO AÚN VIVE - Ruben van Rijn
My Life, My Story - Fleur Roovers
heem - Jara van den Bosch
Voices in Nature - Maarten Bekhuis
Nostalgie paralysante - Sabrine Mdaghri
How much longer - Ann-Kristin Mueller
Drag Kings and Creatures - Sarah Bozuwa
Multi-Love - Mowgli Legein
Proud to Sport - Lotte van den Hanenberg
Buurland - Malìn van Weerdenburg
Melmin - Loes Moree
Birds - Marlissa Hilkmann
Is There Anybody Out There? - Mischa Huijsmans
F*ck Endo - Wilke Geurds
Speaking of Spirits - Eva Riemens
Making Malta Home - Leanne Leendertse
Would you want your kids to do this - Max Condon
I am you and you are me - Janna Vink
The battle against floods - Kyra van Meijgaarden