Image Earth Faces
With intense and constant visual bombardment on the news, social media, and the plethora of information on countless available platforms absorbing us daily, have we become desensitised? Although better informed than ever, which helps to shape our lives and views of others, this also pacifies our perception of human conditions occurring in underprivileged countries.
This collection of portraits taken with film and digital mediums across the globe, provides a true representation albeit a snippet, of daily life from disadvantaged areas. The desperation, pain, and deprivation are poignant in the faces of my work. This only accentuates what seems to have become the norm in many societies, and what appears now, a cultural acceptance or a malaise of acknowledgement. However, amongst the tragedy, surfaces the glimmer of hope and happiness that drives humanity onwards for survival.