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images may be added again at some stage - too many images "stolen" and used uncredited without any notice. Will rethink the whole project - password protected access may be an option, paid subscribing another or taking it completly offline also thinkable. But still undecided...
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Over the past two years Jessica Dimmock has photographed a group of diehard heroin users living on the Ninth Floor of a Manhattan apartment building. The resulting images are surprising, powerful and overarchingly intimate. The tale of the terrible consequences of heroin abuse has been documented many times before, but Jessica epitomized the attitude of the concerned photographer by her deep compassion for the people she portrayed. The photographs brilliantly capture the chaotic atmosphere of human lives spinning out of control. Her contemporary visual language, coupled with a strong narrative approach, compels the viewer to understanding and care. Faces and bodies fill the pages without any mediation, as if Dimmock has no presence for these people. What makes her photographs so moving is that they capture both the fatal self-destructiveness into which her subjects have fallen, and her own inability to reach them.