"I can't stage a photograph. Because it's not real. Life itself has to present that moment. So, I'm just waiting for it."
Philip Holisinger is a photojournalist capturing the conflict, beauty, and soul of the world's most volatile environments. He has traveled the world documenting the aftermath of the Bosnian genocide, the war on drugs in southeast Asia, and the plight of fringe peoples such as the Nicaraguan Miskito Indians.
As a fully immersed, Gonzo-style journalist, Holsinger keeps close ties at street-level in the countries where he works, developing deep assets and relationships. He spent three years living in Cite Soleil, Haiti, documenting the social and ethnographic effects of the government's national development projects. He recently completed his third expedition with the Tusheti Shepherds on their 155-mile migration through Georgia's Caucasus mountains. Holsinger now lives in Tennessee as he continues work on the award-winning "We Are Nashville" project, a vast exploration of the city's identity that began in 2017.
"Ultimately, I don't want to tell anybody anything." says Holsinger, "I want to do my best to be faithful and give them the parts so that they can come experience it with me."
Holsinger works primarily through private contract reporting showcasing his work in mixed-media, immersive exhibitions and original works of journalism.
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