A N C H O R P O I N T P H O T O G R A P H Y
Z A N D E R S H A W
Everyone has a story. I listen to become connected and I only ask for the stories that people need to tell. Observation and documentation are the mechanisms I use to empathize with the people I meet and to acknowledge the disparate episodes that establish our common humanity. Offering myself as a captive audience for strangers facilitates a therapeutic experience for both of us. This symbiotic relationship allows me to become more than just a silent observer; it allows me to feel a universal connection to another human being. I hope to amplify the voices of those who choose to be amplified – to realize the human experience.
Traditional documentary images capture one fraction of a second. My images are able to realize the emotional pivot point for entire lives by layering photographs to capture the time and presence of a central memory being recovered.