feature: photographer sasha phyars-burgess’ pictorial cliffhangers

May 23, 2014

It’s possible to catch just a small chapter of one’s life story through a single image, or at least be open-minded enough to create one. The solemn expression, and majestic grey hair of the beautiful Trinidadian woman whom photographer Sasha Phyars-Burgess has captured, acts as a canvas for creative minds like myself. Curiosity arises as an alarm in my thoughts wondering, ‘what exactly was Sasha thinking when seizing moments like these?’ or better yet, ‘What is her subjects thinking about when being photographed’. Perhaps it is photography like this that wins us over, allowing us all to concoct a story that will allow viewers to understand ambiguously.

By Tip Jordan, AFROPUNK Contributor *

Sasha Phyars-Burgess was born in Brooklyn to Trinidadian parents. You can see for yourself and come to your own conclusion about her work here.

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