I want to inspire—with my photography and with my teaching of photography.
Photography has always been my way of telling stories. Ever since I, as a nine-year old boy, got my first Instamatic, I have been fascinated by the media’s ability to express complex realities and visually make sense of the world in layers of understanding—although I didn’t have the vocabulary to say something like that back then. Today, as a photojournalist and documentary photographer I more than ever rely on being able to tell stories through my photography. Does my work have any impact on the turning of the world? I would hope so, if only slightly so, but what is most important for me is to give voice to those who otherwise won’t get to tell their story.