PM: What makes something worthy of being photographed for you?
IE: Whatever passing interest I have in it is enough.
PM: Do you think people understand photography?
IE: I don’t know that I understand it. I think people come up with ways of interpreting photography that fits their world view. I personally don’t believe pictures can ever really show the truth of a scene, which suits me fine.
PM: What is your favorite track to edit photos to?
IE: Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell. I listen to hip-hop a lot when I edit, in particular records made between 1988 and 1999.
PM: What’s next?
IE: I’m starting work on a project that will attempt to shed some light on what it means to be an African immigrant, looking at shifting identities, race relations, perceptions at home and abroad, and other related issues. It’s in early stages right now, but I’ll be sharing more this fall.