Langi, Wearing a Siapo (Bark Cloth) Dress, Western Samoa, 2000
Archival inkjet print, 9 x 9″ on 14 x 11″ paper
Edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist
In the early 1980s Tony Gleaton left his job as a fashion photographer to travel and pursue his own photography. He began living in small African villages in Mexico, Central America, and South America, photographing with a kindness and sensitivity that comes through in his beautiful black-and-white portraits. Gleaton’s elegant images capture the essence of his subjects and pay homage to their rich culture. Gleaton participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in 1991.