Its good to be reminded that chugging away, all round the world, are many, many photographers deeply committed to telling the stories of people whose lives they’ve become tangled up in. Nick Jaussi is one such photographer. He shared his photofilm A House In Paradise with duckrabbit through twitter (@duckrabbitblog).
The film is about Dona Alba, a woman who lives in a shantytown, located in the far south of the capital of Colombia. She lives beneath a perforated roof, together with her father, mother, husband, and a deaf-mute son.
All the experience Dona shares in this short photofilm can be heard simply in the tone of her voice. It is the very definition of authenticity. The dream is laid bare. It confronted me tonight harder than the sight of torn flesh.
Life’s what you make it. For some yeah. For others its just so unfair.
Beautiful, deep and hard to forget storytelling. Thank you for sharing Nick Jaussi.
Nick Jaussi works as a freelance photojournalist for various newspapers and non-governmental organization and studies alongside social and cultural anthropology and journalism at the Freie Universität of Berlin. Currently he is based in Bogotá, Colombia for the next year.