Photographers on Photographers: Sara Bennett in Conversation with Thomas Holton – LENSCRATCH


Photographers on Photographers: Sara Bennett in Conversation with Thomas Holton - LENSCRATCH

Photographers on Photographers: Sara Bennett in Conversation with Thomas Holton – LENSCRATCH

In 2014, I began photographing four women who were returning to New York City after spending anywhere from 17 to 35 years in prison. As a former journalist and criminal defense attorney, I thought a lot about the ethics of getting so close to the women I was documenting. In 2016, I discovered Thomas Holton’s

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In 2016, I discovered Thomas Holton’s “The Lams of Ludlow Street,” when it was featured in the New York Times Lensblog. At that point, Tom had already been documenting the Lam family for 13 years and his project had become personal. He had established very close relationships with the Lams, even visiting their relatives in China and Hong Kong


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