Photo Essay let us take the case of Jonathan Torgovnik who a couple of decades ago produced a body of work with women survivors of systematic rape in Rwanda. This is a job where subjects and themes can be clearly differentiated. Let’s briefly review the background In were massacred by members of the Hutu militia in. As the murder was insufficient the mass rapes were a step of unspeakable cruelty. They outraged between and women until they were killed some at the very moment of disgrace others later when they were.
The themes are multiple motherhood the conflict e-commerce photo editing of raising the son of a rapist the love that can overcome the desire for revenge the social injustice that stigmatizes innocent women and relegates them. This is a work with multiple layers where there is an underlying opinion the author’s indignation at the injustice and the desire to help these women and their children. Jonathan Torgovnik Intended Consequences Rwanda Jonathan Torgovnik.
From the series Intended Consequences For the photographer it is important to communicate a common ground with the observer there must be a connection between them. In the case of Torgovnik the main theme could be love and the subthemes the motherson relationship etc. The theme is a repetition of patterns and symbols. One might think that a work involving many topics admits of repeated reading and deeper analysis. A monothematic Photo Essay could be simpler than a polythematic one. Copyright by Jonathan Tor govnik.