Martyrs, Saints and Superheroes

The last 4 years I have been working under the thematic title, Evidence and Artifacts, a reference to the tangible by-products produced by human advancement. Evidence and Artifacts is a photographic anthology addressing the impact of “progress” on the environment and ultimately, on human health and development. I have been adding new “chapters” to the larger collection as distinctive categories develop, all the while continuing to build upon the “chapters” that already have been formed.

Particle Matter 2.5, Cattle

Facing Autism, Magnus the Magnificent

Avarice, Untitled









I am excited to share the next “chapter” in the series titled, Evidence and Artifacts: Martyrs, Saints and Superheroes. This work is a collection of narrative portraits referencing Renaissance/Baroque saint paintings and iconic hero representations.  I am photographing members of the global community who best personify exceptional courage, wisdom or compassion and exemplify the highest humanitarian ideals but are under recognized, diminished or vilified for their efforts. Some of the people I photograph are bringing attention to the damage we are inflicting on our planet, while others are focused on relieving human suffering. Each person has a unique story tell.

Martyrs, Saints and Superheroes, Dr. Valerie Hu, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, George Washington University

Martyrs, Saints and Superheroes, Jacqueline Gauthier, Parent Autism Advocate

Martyrs, Saints and Superheroes, Garth Lenz, Conservation Photographer

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