So instead, I searched through some recent images. These ones stood out. It is something to do with light getting through the cracks, and in turn, shining a light on the cracks to highlight a bigger picture.
My friend in the States, Tony Deifell, brought the sentiment up for me again in his recent TEDx talk.
I met Tony, a photographer, writer and all round gem, when I was writing ‘One Wild Life’ and the interview I had with him continues to strike a chord. He spoke about the metaphorical cracks in the world that are in need of healing. Sometimes they are fault lines of gender, race, poverty but that we don’t often see them because we are privileged. Our privilege be it that of class, race, or education can sometimes be blinding.
Increasing I am seeing my work in this work as a torch, seeking out the cracks to let some light in, seeking out a way for the cracks to heal themselves.
I’m searching for the words to capture this. I think it may take some time. In the meantime, I’ll just continue.
Tony’s TED talk below… (his talk starts at 1.18- I recommend skipping to there.. and if you listen, you’ll understand why!)