Art can be a powerful tool for getting to know ourselves and others and exploring important things in our lives. In this video by Sanctum Films, you’ll hear how photographer Stephan Barrett uses photography to explore the concept of fatherhood, as well as other big concepts such as relationships and change.
On Not Photographing My Mom
I picked up a camera in 2008.
And I laid my mother to rest in 2010.
Guess what I never got around to?
That’s right – I never created a real portrait of her before we said goodbye.
No matter who you are and what you do, the moment you become a parent, your life changes forever. For Benjamin (Ben) Lowy it was exactly like this. He is an award-winning conflict photographer who covered Iraq War in 2003, as well as many other major events all over the world. But becoming a dad made him reexamine his priorities and change his view of the world.