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Jakarta Post

Sara Terry: On film & forgiveness

  • Trisha Sertori


Ubud, Bali   /   Tue, April 26 2011   /  08:00 am

Sara Terry: Courtesy of Henry JacobsonTo some come turning points in life that shatter old ways of living; these can be wars, death of a loved one, betrayal, financial ruin or natural disasters that wipe out histories in a minute to mention just a handful of catalysts that shake our very foundations.

There was “something” in the life of journalist Sara Terry, that so broke her she says she was unable to write or think of words for several years.

“Something happened in my life where words failed. I shut down, stopped talking and picked up a camera. That began as a way to take little fragments, pieces of memory of the person who was so lost. That lasted a few years and then I began to see the camera was telling me my own stories,” explains Terry of her shift from written journalism with the Christian Science Monitor in England and magazines to photo journalism and th...