An image I made in the Democratic Republic of Congo is included in "Documentary Photography Reconsidered," a new book published by Bloomsbury, along with a description of my D.R.C. Archive Project.
From the book: A corollary to Santu Mofokeng’s project, The Black Photo Album, is the D.R.C. Archive Project created by American photographer Sarah Stacke. This project aims to counter the narrative and define the D.R.C. in terms other than as conflict ridden and victimized. In digitizing, she retained the materiality of the originals, so we see the scratches, pinholes, tears, and faded color, faded like memory fades.
This project aligns well with her own series, titled Congo in Between. Through glimpses and objects, she shows us the rhythm of everyday life. “The complexity of photography is not only creating compelling images, but also navigating communities in a considerate manner and incorporating the values of the community into the project,” she explains.