Artist and news anchor Hermoine Macura’s sincere photographs present the diversity and humanity of the many people she has encountered traveling as a journalist. Her crisp photography frankly presents the Middle East as the complex diversity of people and places that it is. New and old city walls or natural landscapes serve as a backdrop for singular architecture and portraits. Her work may capture heritage sites that have since been destroyed, or provide viewers with an insight into the lives of refugees. The shared human experience persists in each image, in the direct expressions of the subjects and in the way that each individual interacts with the viewer and photographer. Macura’s photographs, printed on metallic paper, maintain an energy and emotion that, along with the undeniable presence of her subjects, unites her work.
Starting her journalism career in Australia over 10 years ago, Macura has covered war zones and humanitarian crises. She believes that “a picture speaks a thousand words and also has the ability to break down barriers.” She works as a photographer with the goal of capturing the dignity, determination, and complexity of those around her.