Brent Foster September 21, 2009Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in United States.
Tags: United States
Cal and Jean Sizelove. Maine, USA 2008
Brent Foster (b. 1982, Canada) is a photojournalist and multimedia producer based in New Delhi, India. Foster was a staff Visual Journalist at the Los Angeles Times before deciding to give freelancing a try. Foster is an Eddie Adams workshop alumni, and has received numerous awards including two National Press Photographers Association ‘Best of Photojournalism Awards’ for Multimedia, and a nomination for Canadian Photojournalist of the Year through the News Photographers Association of Canada. Foster is a member of the Bombay Flying Club, a multimedia production collective, based in Denmark. His clients include TIME.com, The New York Times, Canadian Geographic, and The Globe and Mail. Check out his recent multimedia piece “Wasteland”.
About the Photograph:
“I met Cal and Jean Sizelove while attending a VII Masterclass workshop with Ron Haviv in Maine, USA, during the summer of 2008. The Sizelove’s fascinated me in the way their traditional roles had changed after Jean was diagnosed with a long-term illness. Cal learned to cook, do the laundry, prepare Jean’s medication, and did it all with tenderness and passion. Their story represents a large aging population in the United States, but it’s also more than that. It’s is a story of faith, acceptance, and ultimately, love.