Books are probably my first love, photography - the most recent one. Last week, when I opened the box just delivered by our mailman, I experienced one of those rare moments when things come together and are just right. The box contained my copies of the newly released book "Seeing in SIXES" - a collection of 50 photographic projects edited by Brooks Jensen and Maureen Gallagher, impeccably printed and beautifully presented. One of these 50 projects is mine - " A portrait of shadows and light".
It is hard to express in words what seeing this project published means to me. While all work I do is very personal in nature, this project, that I hope I will be able to expand in the years to come - is special. It sheds light on a seemingly personal story - my mother in law's life, but this personal story is at the root of the identity of millions of people around the world. It is a story that should be told especially at a time when millions of refugees look for a place where they could simply breathe without feeling endangered. I know this beautiful book and my project will be infinitely less popular than some of the latest celebrity tweets, but when living beings are compared to skittles, we should all do what we can to remind ourselves and the world of the value and meaning of each individual life. Hear that, Mr. Trump??
"A portrait of shadows and light" full portfolio is displayed here