|I have no name It is difficult|
I am every man to get the news from poems
I live everwhere yet men die miserably every day
I die every day. for lack
Don Matera of what is found there.
William Carlos Williams
The most political decision you can make is where you direct people’s eyes. In other words, what you show people, day in and day out, is political…. And the most politically indoctrinating thing you can do to a human being is to show him, every day, that there can be no change.
Wim Wenders, The Act of Seeing
These three passages reveal more about my thinking than my biography can. So does my portrait on the right.
The differences between photo-journalism, documentary, and art photography have shaped the course and development of my work. The media industry instrumentalizes photos into cancerous ideological cells that invade our consciousness almost everywhere we look. Much of modern art photography has moved away from conveying information, eroded the photo's inherent ability to record in the name of creating autership and working conceptually. I have been trying to create a space where documentary photoraphy - which shares elements of both - plumbs the conceptual without giving up the historical.
Contact me at email@example.com
A July '09 radio interview about my work can be found at
A still image video about the Egyptian revolutions of July 1952 and January 2011 can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_4uyRZu4TQ
After studying at the Rhode Island School of Design for a year, I received my BA in French Literature from Colby College in 1986. In 1992, I completed my MA in History/ Politics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
New York University, Abu Dhabi Oct-Dec 11
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography Oct 11
New York Univercity, New York City Feb 12
Visual Arts Center, Doha, Qatar Oct 10
ParisPhoto, Carrousel du Louvre Nov 09
Sfeir Semler, Beirut Nov 08-Mar 09
Chat's Palace, London Oct 08
Foyle's Gallery, London Nov 08
Eldon Gallery, Portsmouth Nov-Dec 08
World Affairs Council, San Francisco July 05
Netherlands-Flemish Institue, Cairo Dec 03
Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco May-July 01
Panopticon Gallery, Canterbury Jan 01
DAAD, Cairo Jan-Feb 2000