On Wednesday 27th of April my solo exhibition of “Portraits of Resilience “, in collaboration with TASSC International, at the Phillips Collection @TheARC in Washington DC launched with a reception and panel discussion artist talk. Over the course of the next week, I will share some of the highlights from the talk starting with
Survivors are the strongest and most effective voice in the campaign to abolish torture.
When I talk to people about the work, their initial reaction is usually the same, as they imagine gritty black and white portraits that show harrowing faces that are worn and downtrodden.
I wanted to capture a series of beautiful and powerful portraits that each person would be proud of.
Of course, if you would like to watch the whole film it is now available on YouTube at
P.S. – Please forgive my delivery … I am a photographer not an orator!