Leila Jeffreys' work The wound is the place where the lsight enters - cut throat finch has been selected as finalist in the Bowness Photography Prize 2020.
Leila Jeffreys writes, The image was conceived as a response to the Australian bushfires and the grief I felt about letting wild places down. From its conception, at a deeper level, it symbolises the struggle for survival inherent to all life. This year has been a big year for all that live on this beautiful planet.
The title is named for a quote from the Persian poet, Rumi. The light that spills from the bird's `wounded' neck symbolises the triumph of hope over despair, the transformation of loss into action. It is a visual manifestation of Rumi's insight - that destruction can highlight what is precious and help us move towards love instead.
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