Series (and details shown in them) are chosen precisely because they are incomplete: they are partial brush-strokes, partial as our gaze on people, as Photography itself. Series are susceptible to grow, we might always add more and more details and yet we will never be able to represent who a person truly is.
This chosen form also allows to address the imposed security concerns, thus connecting with the politics of representation in this part of the world, while at the same time overcoming its limitations. The viewer is engaged into a closer look, a questioning about his own relation to what is shown and not shown.
I wanted form and content to reflect, to inform each other. Framing, aperture, use of light and camera position constitute yet another language to express both the limitations of the photographic medium (we are more than pieces and details!) and its possibilities and potential to narrate and represent, getting the viewer closer to the women, learning something about them and not merely observing, “consuming” them as yet another image in an image-overloaded world.