The panel painting is based upon a photograph by the photo journalist Paula Bronstein. The visual is of a girl named Salima, age 13, who was horribly burned along with her sister and mother in Kandahar, Afghanistan after a helicopter fired into their tent. Three other members of the family were killed.
While the images and stories are horrific, we as Americans do not see, read and hear them often enough. The majority of us are not paying attention to the terrible and unnecessary loss of life, permanent disability and emotional scarring that is taking place every hour of every day in Afghanistan It must stop. It won’t until we raise our voices.
Nanna Tanier has been a graphic designer, art director and creative director. Presently she is a Masters degree candidate in art education at Queens College, CUNY, and is teaching gifted elementary school children part-time. She looks forward to teaching k-12 full time, and imparting the knowledge that visual art can have a social impact upon others and hopefully bring about change.
Nanna works in various media, but primarily in photography. She can be contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org.