After Goya

This series of thirteen photographs was developed during a period in my life when I was experiencing significant anxiety and unrest. Working through these feelings via photography was a way for me to express what I could not say as eloquently in words.

Expressing one’s concerns about political, social or personal issues through art is a well-trod path. I took as inspiration Goya, and his masterful painting The Second of May 1808,  as well a Kathe Kollwitz, the German Expressionist, whose tender and evocative prints depict the poor and disenfranchised. I also considered Francesca Woodman, a photographer who explored her own fragility and shifting sense of self through self portraiture.

I have titled this series After Goya but in fact it really is an homage to all artists that use their “visual voices” to express their deepest emotions.

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