Victor J. Blue | Cities in Dust – Ep.96

“Our job is to keep making work that speaks both to the conflicts as they unfold and also what they are going to mean…our job is to hold our political and military leaders accountable for the decisions they make and the people they affect.” Victor Blue is a documentary photographer interested in the aftermath of conflict. He believes it is not enough to just cover the conflict, but that we also need to document the consequences of the decisions and actions of our political leaders. His recent show at the Bronx Documentary Center, Cities in Dust, consisted of a series of panoramic images of the aftermath of the US led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which Victor referred to as “broken domesticity” in the show. Victor also understands that the work he produces has to be rewarding to the reader in terms of interest and making people better informed because he is competing for your time with your job, your family and all kinds of distractions. This episode sponsored by the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, & Related Media – Charles Traub, Chair. Visit @realphotoshow on Twitter/IG/FB