Daniel Heyman brings extraordinary empathy to his subjects–and never seems to run out of it. His widely shown Amman Portfolio–a series of portraits of Iraqi Abu Ghraib prison survivors on which their stories are handwritten — was at the Baltimore Museum of Art last month. Daniel’s mom started a special education school and his oldest brothers is a union organizer. Heyman teaches art at Princeton and at RISD. A solo show of his self-portrait prints, which he talks about in this podcast, will be on view at Cade Thompkins Gallery in Providence some time after Labor Day (see gallery page for more of Heyman’s images).
Here’s the full podcast interview:
Below is the YouTube slide version of this podcast.
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