When I Stop Looking

Todd Herman

2013

Video, 15 minutes

Going beyond the imprint of appearances, When I Stop Looking invokes the intensely private worlds of those portrayed, each of whom lives with significant facial and cranial conditions; a vivid affirmation of existence comes forward, before anything else.

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In this still from Todd Herman's "When I Stop Looking,"  a young woman with long black hair in profile warmly embraces an older woman with short grey hair. The younger woman’s face obscures the older woman’s face; her eyes are closed, and she has a thin scar running from her lips to ear across above her jawline.