Silhouettes and Shadows

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In the early 1990’s I was greatly inspired by Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Angels in America,”
in which prophetic ghosts and angels appear to the main character (Prior Walter) while suffering AIDS induced
fever dreams. My portraits represent the ghosts and angels induced by my own fever dreams and nightmares.
These photographs are of people who are infected and affected; they pose as specters and witnesses to a nation
which reacted to this pandemic in a political and prejudiced manner. I include allegorical references which are meant
to cast a critical eye at the world’s disquietude about the most significant dilemma of the twenty-first century.