Middle East

Artist Statement

When I went to college I was a young idealist, thinking I might be able to have some positive effect in the world, so I became a Political Science major. However I also starting studying photography and began (naively) thinking that perhaps, even photographs could influence people -and hence governments- to move in a more humane direction, so in my last year I switched my major to photojournalism.

With that in mind I went to the Middle East after one of their wars and began photographing the remnants of their last battle; but soon I found myself focusing on the beauty of the land and its people. The photos on this Website are some of those taken at that time.