tom stone is an artist known for his deeply emotional iconic images. he explores the divide between power and prostration; the broken things in the wake of exercised authority, control and influence. this drives his humanitarian photography as well as his commercial and entertainment work. his art shares tradition with dorothea lange, richard avedon, diane arbus and sebastião salgado.

"i photograph people who skirt the edges of things; people whose connection to the broader flow is murky or obscured. mistaken as more, less or different than they are; they aren’t really seen and don’t really belong. that’s everyone sometimes; but some more often. i try to establish a line for a moment. i hope to connect. and i see the most beautiful and the most heartbreaking things."

- tom stone

... biography & statement

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photograph: drifter | young homeless drifter | san francisco | august 2006