Photo by Candia Dixon-Stuart. Seen in a Wiltshire church
After I’d walked the churchyard labyrinth and prayed for Ukraine
in its centre, I opened the door of the church and saw this reflection
on the wall.
There was no stained glass window with a representation of a man on
the opposite wall for the sun to shine through. It was not spooky, just
somehow comforting and validating.
Taken by Candia Dixon-Stuart as he left the NGV, Melbourne, Victoria.
Actually, he then took a photo of me taking one of him and he posted
it on his blog that evening (2015/2016)
I find the blacked out presence in the middle photo foreboding. He is so brave.
New book out.
In this photo I think I captured the tripod hood that the professional
photographer had been using for a photo shoot. It reminded me that
Ai Wei Wei had been seized and a black hood placed over his head.
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black mood patient endurance anguished thoughts
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