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Mustafah Abdulaziz, “Brooklyn to Sweden” (2011). “ ‘Love Is Not a Color Photograph’ is a personal project examining a long-distance relationship with a Swedish dancer,” Abdulaziz told me. “Whereas my previous work focussed on culture and social identity, this project accepts the limitations of the photograph to show the depth of the experience while also documenting unposed moments. My work has always been focussed on others, their circumstances, and trying to document difficulties facing people who are typically strangers. These photographs were my way of understanding my own life, taken during trips to Sweden, her visits, and my own travels as a photojournalist. They were difficult to make, at times contradictorily therapeutic and painful. I turned inward to look at my own life and a universal desire to be with someone you care about deeply. To me, this image isn’t only about the distance and longing but about different lives struggling to remain connected.” From the series “Love Is Not a Color Photograph.”Source: The New Yorker

Mustafah Abdulaziz, “Brooklyn to Sweden” (2011). “ ‘Love Is Not a Color Photograph’ is a personal project examining a long-distance relationship with a Swedish dancer,” Abdulaziz told me. “Whereas my previous work focussed on culture and social identity, this project accepts the limitations of the photograph to show the depth of the experience while also documenting unposed moments. My work has always been focussed on others, their circumstances, and trying to document difficulties facing people who are typically strangers. These photographs were my way of understanding my own life, taken during trips to Sweden, her visits, and my own travels as a photojournalist. They were difficult to make, at times contradictorily therapeutic and painful. I turned inward to look at my own life and a universal desire to be with someone you care about deeply. To me, this image isn’t only about the distance and longing but about different lives struggling to remain connected.” From the series “Love Is Not a Color Photograph.”

Source: The New Yorker

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