Jeff's Wedding Day
The Card Players
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Braille reading station (detail)
Shedding Light, 2004-2013
Using sight as metaphor, these photographs depict people going through life blind to a changing world and all its ramifications, be they social, political or self. With accompanying brailled texts, I challenge the viewer to answer the question: Will “sight” provide them a solution? For when we pull off the wool will we not see our own hands in the knitting?
The new Tyranny, like other recent ones, depends to a large degree on a systematic abuse of language. Together we have to reclaim our hijacked words… 1.
1. John Berger, “Where Are We?,” in Between the Eyes, Essays on Photography and Politics by David Levi Strauss (New York, NY:Aperture, 2003), p.XIV