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"Their portraits have never been captured before"

In this triptych, Iris Kensmil paints three 18th-century people who played important roles in Surinamese history. Their portraits have never been recorded before, nor are their stories included in official history books.

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From left to right we see Elisabeth Samson, Wilhelmina van Kelderman and Fabi Labi Dikan. With this work, Kensmil commemorates their struggle for equal rights in Suriname. She gives them a face. Slide through the slides for a more detailed biography.

Read more about Elisabeth Samson here