September 16, 2005
September 05, 2005
September 04, 2005
I am terribly worried about a woman I photographed. She's the Coyote pictured in my blog of a few weeks ago. I was supposed to be flying to New Orleans next Tuesday for the Coyote Calendar shoot. She was going to be one of the models. Now, I haven't heard from her in days. She and I had been emailing and now, nothing. Her phone doesn't work either. With every passing day, my heart sinks.
I have avoided politics here. My blog is about photography not class issues or current events. But can we all acknowledge that this disaster has shone a bright, brutal light on the inequities that exist right here in America and the astonishing lack of priorities given to our own citizens? The complexity and immensity of what is happening will have us reeling for a long time. I am a liberal. Solidly so. I can only hope that the past week's blatant missteps (to say nothing of decades of problematic policy) spells the end of the far right wing's grip on our country's political discourse or more precisely it's lack thereof. Tragedy brings opportunity. Let's hope we don't squander another chance like we did after 9/11.
Forgive me this one political statement. I am a photogrpaher before I am a policitian but I am astonished. I am worried. I am hopeful. I am pissed. And of course, I wish I could be there telling stories with my camera. Between a broken wrist and a lack of resources, I must simply sit tight.
Posted at 2:18 AM