The BBC News site showcases Wolfgang Tillmans’ photos of Haiti taken for Christian Aid. A serious case of ‘celeb’ photographer not delivery the goods?
I seriously wonder what Christian Aid were thinking when they commissioned these photos? That just because Tillmans won the Turner Prize it would attract much needed attention to the continuing need to support the people of Haiti one year after the quake? Surely a compelling collection of images that told personal stories from across the country would have done that, no matter who took them? Images that were invested with time and knowledge. What we have here could have been collected by a development worker who was relatively competent with a camera over a couple of days. Sorry Wolfgang and Christian Aid but you get a C-.