Carolyn Drake

carolyn drake diary (Drake, 2015)

African refugees at an American gas station. The sitting man is preparing for prayer. He washes his feet. A kid is looking. Three women look away. They overlook the bare surroundings. Another black man communicates with a notably dressed white male. Who’s the stranger here? If it were not for the white guy on the left, this picture could have been taken in the Middle East or Africa.

The whole project is about a road trip based on an nineteenth-century diary of an ancestor of Carolyn Drake. I love to travel. A project like this would be a natural development for me, if it were not for the fact that I don’t like people in my pictures.


Cadogan, G. (2016), ‘Diary’ In: Aperture 226 pp. 48-55

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