Cry For Me.

I always think it’s valuable to see a project from start to finish. Jesse Dittmar, a young New York photographer, just began a project where he asks people to cry via a craigslist ad. The results of the open call have been alarming. People are volunteering to openly cry for the camera. While I have yet to process what this says about the subjects or about the condition of being in front of a camera, I think the project and its response is really interesting. I also love the opportunity to watch a photographer’s project evolve.

Here are a few of his first images for the series and Jesse’s own words below.

Jesse Dittmar Photography

Jesse Dittmar Photography

“I solicited people who needed to cry, and asked if I could photograph them as they did so. The experience was unique and difficult. Most of these people volunteered through an ad I put up on craigslist. They are real people, and the tears are real. It was interesting to see how each of them was able to make themselves cry. Some told me the reasons, others just listened to music, and a few didn’t need any accompaniment. This is an ongoing project, so if you’d like to participate please contact me.” -JD

Jesse Dittmar Photography

Jesse Dittmar Photography

Jesse Dittmar Photography

Click here to keep up with updates to the project.

For more information on this project, contact Jesse directly through his website.

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