Witness | Romania

Witness, photographed in Romania, represents constructed realities of real events. The images deconstruct the language of documentary photography. They make no attempt to return the Romanian culture to a document of the real. Instead, the photographs are nostalgic and elegiac, depicting a melancholic delineation of the agrarian lifestyle.

Yet, like the Constructs series, these images are grounded in the photographic real, depicting a nostalgic picture of place that is firmly planted in the present. Although photographed in 2012, they reference a world to which we are inexplicably drawn. Each photograph provides a constant reminder of a sustainable life that survives on the margins of an ever-changing globalized world.