Photographer Sheri Lynn Behr is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this portrait/social documentary photography. From her project “NoSafeDistance”. To see Sheri’s body of work click on any image.
These photographs are meant to challenge our expectations of anonymity and privacy. When I made them, I was separated from my subjects by glass store windows. A camera with a big lens pointed through a window by an unknown person created a moment of sudden awareness of something unexpected. Reactions were varied.
NoSafeDistance is one of several projects I’ve made on surveillance and privacy, and together make up BeSeeingYou, an exhibition and book at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. The exhibition was funded in part by the Puffin Foundation.
By Sheri Lynn Behr