The best pictures tell an unfinished story, with a sense of place or personality. My photography is about finding this story. Or more correctly, it’s about conveying a portion of the story, a small moment in life that makes us ask questions about who and what is in the image, what is happening, and how people came to be in the photo. The photographer’s craft includes both narration (the story) and curation (the moment in which the image is taken). But the story is always both before and after that moment of capture.
We have been lucky to work and travel all over the world, and I am working on a project entitled “75 Countries”, whose aim is to connect stories over 50 years. I have chosen a selection from within the project. First, documenting the impact of HIV/Aids in Malawi, some years ago. Second, modern street stories. And, third, visiting with the tribes in Papua New Guinea, in 1994.
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