The New York Times, until relatively recently, featured only one image on their cover. In a similar vein, their website features slide shows, which usually consist of 10-12 images, summarizing a headline (e.g. Women of Afghanistan). I first selected headlines which related to suffering—from my perspective. I then took these series of images and without editing any one out, I digitally collapsed them together to create a single image—each headline corresponded to one image. This series was an examination of the visual patterns that emerge when this process is repeated many times.
As I realized that my making these images had become more than a study of patterns as an image-maker and instead repeated the problematic nature of image-making that I was attempting to engage with critically, I stopped working on this series in 2017.