30 September 2009


an engrossing new project is to make portraits of cultural workers, people from various walks of life who are committed to progressive social change--they may be helping create community gardens, organizing demonstrations, leading groups, or practicing the arts for the social good.  i'm rediscovering photos i shot many years ago of folks who have done this important work, and now, am meeting, interviewing, and photographing contemporary workers.  current work on the portraits project began when i received the Arts International Residency Grant from the Augusta Savage Gallery in Amherst, MA, making it possible for me to visit Cape Town, South Africa in April 2009.

Grace Paley, 1985

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