las lloronas (the weeping women)

During the summers of 2011 and 2012, I recruited women to cry in front of my camera. The idea for this project/experiment was born out of my curiosity to explore how this very private personal act mutates once it is recorded and shared through a photograph. When the intimate element of crying is captured by someone else, in this case a distant observer for whom the crier performs, there is a certain perversity that unsettles me.
I intend to explore how we perceive the suffering of others, even when and if it is fabricated.