For the past few weeks I’ve been scheming up a project that I am SO excited about. A while back I read a story about a town in Iraq that was under ISIS rule for two years. During those two years, not a single photo was taking in the entire town because the people were not allowed to have phones or cameras. As a photographer, this made my heart ache. Don’t get me wrong, my entire body aches over the atrocities being committed in an area of the world full of precious people. But this got me thinking about photos in general and the fact that when refugee families flee their homes, most of the time they leave behind everything. That means photos too.
- “Essentially what photography is is life lit up.”
- Sam Abell