Maps Part 2

Forty years later, I have returned to this series in color because of those that have been born, those that have aged, those that I have lost, and recognition of my own impermanence. Susan Sontag wrote, “To take a photograph is to participate in another’s mortality, vulnerability, and mutability.” Looking so closely is imposing, threatening perhaps, and invasive. Every pore is there to examine, and with it embedded is DNA that is generational. Because these images are of family and friends, the physical act of making these images allows for intimacy and trust. These maps are of a different kind: historical; more precisely records of survival.