“Portraits of Resilience” is a collaboration with the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) and is a series of portraits that are currently being exhibited at the Phillips Collection @TheARC in Washington DC. On the 27th of April the Phillips Collection organised a panel discussion about the photographs including myself as the artist and Hagir Elsheikh, who is on the TASSC International board and is a survivor of torture from Sudan.
Hagir Elsheikh – “As a torture survivor, the first thing that you lose is your voice, and getting that back requires a lot of courage. You are never really the same but you get to cope with help from organisations such as TASSC”.
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!