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Harrell explores social issues in the hope to inspire constructive dialog that can bring about growth and change. His work encourages having difficult conversations so we can identify the challenges that keep us separated.
Bacon’s artwork is uncompromising, poetic and rooted in the textures of lived experiences. His photography often spotlights aspects of society that are comfortably ignored and or inaccurately misjudged. He poignantly illuminates and humanizes complex themes including illness, death, family, homelessness, poverty, disability, addiction, suicide and countless other life challenges that people face either directly or indirectly. Through photographs, moving images and heartfelt narratives, Bacon approaches each person with an impassioned compassion, honesty and vulnerability, which results in a special, almost magical, bond between him and the subject. His work can be thought-provoking and emotional, including even being melancholic at times, yet his goal clearly is not to grow despair and hopelessness. His photography speaks the polar opposite of this. Bacon’s work is there to illustrate the beauty, strength and the power of human perseverance. That as individuals and humanity, we can be victorious over the most difficult life experiences and actually live out a full life of hope, love, joy and purpose in the midst of it. And through these shared experiences of his subjects, they become powerful beacons of light and wisdom to connect humanity. Bacon states, “Ultimately, my photographic work is there to motivate us to engage in difficult conversations and challenge us to do better for each other in these increasingly fragile and volatile times…to realize just how incredibly special and important each ‘one’ is in this world of over seven billion people.”