Homes & Gardens: Documenting the Invisible
This work focused on the ‘police state’ of Kosovo during the mid 1990s. The exhibition used a soundtrack of voiced testimonies, mostly in Albanian, juxtaposed with images of innocuous, peaceful, ordered domestic interiors and gardens where violent abuse by police or security forces had taken place. Homes and Gardens: Documenting the Invisible tried to empower the ‘subject’ and to break through the apathy and objectification that frequently accompanies traditional photojournalism. Part of this work was reproduced in Home Cultures (Berg, Vol.4, issue 1, March 2007): cover, eight images, text extracts. Two US academics, Professor Wendy Kozol of Oberlin College, and Professor Wendy Hesford have written extensively about the work.