Metro were thrilled recently to produce the C-type prints for London based, world press photographer Stuart Freedman's latest project entitled 'The Art of Getting By’, which is being exhibited at the 8th Jersey Amnesty International Human Rights Festival.
Using the French word débrouillardise – the art of getting by – as a motif for his work, Stuart Freedman’s reportage photography shows people touched by war and poverty, living as best they can. These are images of what he has tried to see, sometimes forced himself to see, to remember that the world is not always dark and dangerous, but that it is beautiful and full of life. They reflect the everyday struggles of common people, representing small stories from larger narratives and not an outsider’s rosy depiction of poverty.
Stuart Freedman comments, “Why shouldn’t the poor, the maimed, the brutalised, somehow steal a smile, fall in love? A determination to live. To be normal. To be just like us.”
Take a look here at the interview Metro recently made with Stuart Freedman where he discusses his work and the relationship he has with Amnesty International and indeed, Metro.