Letdown (Milk)

Letdown (Milk) 2017

Photo Installation

I traveled to the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan which lost over 70% of its water due to Soviet era irrigation projects. I traveled to the waterline while along the way pumping breast milk (I had recently given birth to my son) into empty fish tins and cups, and photographing them. Uzbekistan is a police state where photography of infrastructure is limited; the intimate and abject images of discarded breast milk stand in as a daily record and for an inability to represent and read a landscape.