|16 Dec 2004|
Baghdad Bingo Michael Walter
In the Pink Reiner Riedler
Home to Roost Mary-Jane Maybury
O! Say Can You See Christopher Morris
Trading in Extinction Patrick Brown
Baby Mothers Annet van der Voort
Darfur, Sudan Pierre Abensur
Changpa Nomads Tomas Munita
In the past three months two themes have come to dominate this issue of EI8HT: Identity and America. You can see this, for example, in Chris Morris’ depiction of a nation in the midst of radical change and in Annet van der Voort’s honest portraits of young women coming to terms with their new-found role as mothers.
The photographers’ visual approach to reporting subjects is, no doubt, shaped by their own identities, be they an experienced White House press photographer or a young talent, newly graduated from art school . The characteristic that seems to best define the photographers featured in EI8HT, and permits us to appreciate the free expression of their views, is the the one attribute that they they have in common: a desire for and a pursuit of independence, whatever the implications.