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Why do you do this?
What is this?
Unphotographable is a
catalog of exceptional mistakes. Photos never taken that
weren't meant to be forgotten. Opportunities missed. Simple failures.
Occasions when I wished I'd taken the picture, or not forgotten the
camera, or had been brave enough to click the shutter.
I'm a photographer and writer
, but I'm not the kind of photographer who prefers looking at life through a
lens. If we take photographs to remember, what do we do when we're
When did you start this?
I started Unphotographable on a trip to Ethiopia in 2004. A friend suggested I leave my camera behind, that photographing in some of the Muslim communities I'd planned to visit wasn't the wisest, most culturally-sensitive idea. On the trip there was so much to see, and capturing it through words felt like the best approach. Unphotographable
was born; a place to gather the moments when I didn't click the shutter.
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