Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I am lucky, our family lucky, to be friends with an incredible man named Micah Garen. His skills are many, heart huge and knowledge of the Middle East - Iraq, Afghanistan and Turkey in particular, is breathtaking.
He is also a genius photographer.
He is also incredibly brave and, more so or plus plus, he has a way of friending (more direct than be-friending) and gently working his way right into a culture, a place.
Baby Wyeth's been the lucky subject of Micah's camera.
But more recently and more relevantly on a world-scale (even a mom can admit this), Micah's been in Southern Afghanistan with his Wisner 4x5 camera where he's shot the inhabitants of Marja - poppy farmers to bomb-sniffing dogs - and Vanity Fair is featuring them.
We're very proud.