A Protest Against Forgetting (Artist's Statement)
Photography and storytelling is as much about living, as it is about remembering. It is about revisiting a period of time, the monumental events, people, and experiences that make us who we are. It is about sharing those experiences. Photography is honest and it is the small subtleties of connections between characters and events, of spaces, of gestures that speak the truths of a moment in time, this is what keeps me interested.
We often talk about people with great memories as though it were some sort of an innate gift, but that is not the case. At the most basic level, we remember when we pay attention.
We remember when we are engaged.
The camera is just a tool it isn’t a substitute for our memories but it has allowed me to engage with the world in way I will forever be grateful for. It has allowed me to live a life full of novelty, afforded me new ways of seeing, and after the fact new moments to remember.