Late last October when I started on the newest issue of South x Southeast Photography Magazine the only certainty in my mind were about these photographs by Builder Levy.After I contacted him and we begin to discuss the work Builder sent me about 75 images that had to be edited to about 20 .
I knew thatI wanted to show them at their best for a online magazine and so I set about to create a visual and linear story line on an ongoing project, Builder has been working on since 1968.That is 44 years of dedication . I wanted to reveal in about 20 pictures the social economic and environmental details that has taken a man over forty years to sort out .Many people have gone to this region Builder keeps going back.
Someone asked me to describe Builder and of course I gave one of my wicked summations .That Builder is not just a social-documentary or a journalist he makes photographs.He is ell known here for his fine art photography.He is also a decent man with deep moral convictions about justice . Enough that it shows in these photograph
I wish that you all will truly look at these photographs and read them and see details.It was almost hubris for me to think that I could do it in 20 imagesbut give them time and you will see,maybe understand .....more to follow