Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Sarah Bones: East Africa

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Sarah S. Bones saved for her first 35mm camera at age 13, and immediately hitchhiked into Philadelphia so that she could photograph the lives and circumstances of people living on the street. As a professional photographer, her passion is in documenting people in need and has carried her to Africa, across Asia, Guatemala, Cuba and locally, into prisons, homeless shelters and the intensity of political campaigns. Her international travel has also taken her to Sierra Leone, India, Zanzibar and Tanzania and Somalia.

Sarah is self-taught, and has won numerous awards. Her image "The Grieving Women" taken in Sierra Leone won placement in The NPPA Women in Photojournalism Contest Expanding Our Vision 2007. Her photographs have been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

I chose Sarah's East Africa gallery for TTP, despite her very strong photographs of Cuba. I found the one above of an orphanage in Somalia to be one of my favorite because of the colors and the blurry forefront figure...I favor this technique when I want to give frontal perspective to a distant scene.

Sarah Bones' East AFrica