About the Book
The second half of Stepping On Holy Ground is part of a long-term documentary portraiture project in which Tonn creates studio space wherever he is, in order to photograph marginalized and overlooked populations and those who serve them. The portraits are later printed and returned to the subjects, many of whom have never had a professional image of themselves or their families. These classic portraits seamlessly blend the formal and informal, exhibiting the inherent dignity of all people. This project, titled “Portraits of Grace and Hope,” was begun at Casa Esperanza, the Lutheran mission for the homeless in San Salvador, and will soon be continued as Tonn and his family begin a two-year assignment in Mumbai, India.
Features & Details
- Category Nonprofits & Fundraising
Large Square, 12×12 in, 30×30 cm
- Publish Date Apr 27, 2015
- Language English
- Tags missions, documentary, Anapra, immigrants, immigration, Mexico, Texas, Juarez, Lutheran, Leica, Latin American immigration, Latin America, Christian missions, Lutheran relief mission, Andrew Tonn, El Paso, Iglesia Cristo Rey, Border Immersion, Leica M-P, Social Documentary
Andrew J. Tonn is an American photographer, writer and documentary filmmaker. He was awarded his Masters Degree in Writing following a degree in English Literature and the study of history and anthropology. He has worked for daily and weekly newspapers in the United States as a staff writer and photographer as well as a freelance contributor working from South Asia, Central America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Ohio and Washington D.C. Over the last decade Mr. Tonn has traveled extensively and worked for various humanitarian and medical relief organizations in India, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Sweden and Transcarpathia, Ukraine.