Making the Invisible Visible

This NPR piece by Richard L. Harris, ostensibly a review of a new monograph of Mary Ellen Mark’s lifetime of work, may have given me a theme for my spring Documentary Photojournalism course.

As journalists, we are charged with shining light into the dark corners of our world – to make the invisible visible. Given how dark our world has seemed this year, pulling back a curtain to help us see seems like a great theme.