The photographs and stories in this body of work are based on the lives of refugees from across the world, and the people dedicated to helping them. They all now live in Houston.
Each conversation, its story, and the gentle nature of its teller, left me enriched and inspired, but emotionally exhausted. As one refugee told me, “one of the only things we have in common is the insane violence we have all witnessed.” Most wouldn’t discuss that violence in detail; when they did though, it was beyond comprehension. One man witnessed his family being raped and butchered in a single morning; all forty-two family members were massacred.
Those I photographed are one of the .089% of the more than 25 million refugees worldwide who will ever be resettled.
Read more about Out of Darkness in this review by Michael Hagerty for Houston Public Media, Houston's Public Broadcasting Service affiliate.
Prints of formal portraits with black backgrounds are available in 9" x 6" or 17 x 11" on Moab Entrada paper. Environmental portraits are available in 17" x 11" on 19" x 13" on Moab Entrada paper, or in 31" x 20" on 36" x 24", on hot press paper. Archival pigment prints. Editions of 10.