My work is primarily documentary. I show a reality of the world.
For these series I used a 4”x5” camera with the Polaroïd instant film PN 55 in order to immediately give a print to my subjects while I retain the negative. As I take a photograph and give back the image, my subject and I are engaged in an important ceremony. The splitting and exchange renders our unspoken bond into a material presence, symbolic of what we have shared. This ritual linking human interaction to the photographic act is essential to me.
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