Threshold series, 1996-8
3″ x 4″ image on 16″ x 16″ paper, C-prints.
THRESHOLD, a series of 24 photographs (or 24 “frames,” equivalent to one second of film) of waiting or in-transit spaces in airports, train and bus stations,
suggest the ambivalence of travel: anticipation and loss; excitement and frustration; the desire for new futures, the escape from a past. Normally bustling with people, in these photographs each space is emptied of human presence, forcing the viewer into an encounter with the architecture that is normally screened by human activity. For the migrant, such spaces are often the first entry into the new country, or the threshold space between leaving the old and entering the new.