"The role of the documentary photographer has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. No longer emblazoned in funding and dispatched to remote surroundings adjacent to 'the action', the photojournalist must now explore their own environment. This exploration of the familiar is perhaps what best aligns the two photography groups of MJR and LUCEO.
Issue One of Make-Do captures the cultural struggle within America as it embraces a new era of change while desperately clinging to that which make it solid. Among the degradation and disarray there are traditions, habits and memories that call out to be salvaged. What you will witness is a dialogue between the America that was and the America that is now. For those working outside of America the same theme pervades.
This collection documents the youthful and local meanderings of each photographer. While each series is strikingly different to the next, what remains ubiquitous is a sense of stoicism in the face of an inescapable and united collapse. This subject of human resilience is not uncommon to photojournalism, but it is never cumbersome, nor can be disregarded due to the warmth and significance it emanates. These are everyday, fleeting moments, often stumbled upon, now marked in print."
~ Gillian Tozer
This publication was made as the accompanying catalogue to an exhibition in New York City in 2009 in a limited edition of 250.
No longer available.