Jonathan Banks

Portraits of Torture Survivors

PrizeHonorable Mention in Photography
CompanyPhotobanks Ltd.
ArtistJonathan Banks
CategoryProfessional

The photographs feature 7 portraits of survivors of Torture from around the world who fled their home countries seeking safety, recovery and political asylum. Survivors are the strongest and most effective voice in the campaign to abolish torture. Not all survivors want to be recognised for fear of repercussions to friends and family. Rather than adjust studio lighting to obscure their identity I opted to project images chosen by and significant for, each person. The projected images become part of their skin like scars.