Photography as Empathy
Head On raises awareness not only for photographers but for the important issues they explore, writes Jagath Dheerasekara.
I chiefly explore vulnerability and conflict in my work. I mean conflict not as war. It traces back to my past as an human rights defender in Sri Lanka. The fact that I am alive today, I believe, is a mere coincidence if not a miracle. Very few people would come out alive from the torture chamber where I was kept in Sri Lanka.