The point of making a photograph is to have a visual image that’s a representation of my thoughts, but the reason for making a photograph is something wholly different. The reason is very personal. I’m very, very lucky that I’m able to make photography for myself. I do it for myself and I’m lucky enough that people then want to experience it, or engage with it, or understand it.
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I decided to visit the Boston Public Gardens today, to see the bench from Good Will Hunting, so I could pay my respects to one of my idols. I wasn’t alone, as crowds of young and old stood near, bound together by sadness.
As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding to the crisis through art. Gaza-based Tawfik Gebreel aims to send a message, in the “universal humanitarian language understood by all peoples of the world.” He is using photos of the smoke thrown up by rocket strikes and reworking the images with symbols of hope and unity.