Working within the documentary tradition, I make photographs that acknowledging the limits of photographic representation. My images create an expanded sense of authorship and accountability in which all parties (including the viewer) are complicit in the representational act as a false, and yet, ultimately, satisfying and seductive construct. My images do not tell the “truth” but are honest about their inherent shortcomings, and thus reclaim these failures (exoticism, ambiguity, fetishization) as sympathetic equivalents to more forcefully convey the complexity and instability of the lives, places and moments they depict. In this way, my work, acknowledges the failure of representation to ever be able to communicate the other.

 

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