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Victims

Portraits usually offer an emotional connection between the model and the viewer. In this series, the viewer may expect photographs about the victims of a natural disaster to evoke a sense of sadness. These sculptural photography [SA1] with the face of the survivors are made of wood and painted with a shiny coat of car paint. They are depicted in an unconventional format to prevent the viewer from falling back on their assumption that they will be able to connect with the faces and evoke the emotion that is expected of them.