/ Toms Harjo / Photo story

In the Truth

In the Truth* tackles a theme of a person’s desire of belonging and his relationship with faith and religion. Efforts of living in harmony with the Bible in a world that is vastly secular minded. The willingness of maintaining spiritual and moral cleanness in dialogue with an emotional distance towards the majority of who are not in “the truth”. This is a search for equilibrium between doubts and vivacious conviction, between the self and the other, between solitude and belonging.

*The locative noun “truth” among Jehovah’s Witnesses colloquially represents an intangible space owned by the members of the faith. For example, the question “is she in the truth” means – “is she a Jehovah’s Witness?”

Toms Harjo (1996) has been studying photography at the ISSP School but now studies acting in Riga. In 2018 he won Contemporary art centre kim? Open Call award and held his exhibition there. His solo exhibition The Calling is on view until September 15, 2019 in Pāvilosta, Latvia.