I am exceptionally pleased to announce that this photograph has been chosen to be part of the Photo Place Gallery exhibition Portals. Juror for the show is Aline Smithson, publisher of the very good and widely read photo blog Lenscratch. The show opens on August 16th and runs to September 9th.
I'd also like to congratulate fellow photographer and my CPW Salon moderation partner, Ken Dreyfack, who also has an image in the show. Photo Place Gallery is located in Middlebury Vermont. Can you say road trip?
Something about this picture. The isolation. The desolation. The picture is from a series on the Rana Plaza collapse by Ismail Ferdous.
This is a beautiful photograph with true Madonna and Child overtones. It is strikingly sad too. The mother seems depressed. Is the baby alive? Has she been caught in the middle of a moment of grief? Over motherhood that came too soon and pressed its obligations before she was ready?
From Nick Meyer's book, Either Limits or Contradictions. First appeared on Lenscratch.