I can't stand to see you cry is an exploration of Texas and the surrounding states, as well as the people who are fixed within its complex landscape. Fortune analyses relationships between family, friends and strangers, all caught in a flood of health and environmental issues while working to maintain grace. The artist uses his own personal experiences to explore the friction between public and private life, and the unspoken tensions in daily life through an approach rooted in the landscape. Moreover, Fortune’s biographical approach to photography attempts to unpack his own identity and experience in the midst of a pandemic, civil unrest, a cross-country move, a career, and the loss of a parent, thinking about both the future and past.
- Winner of Rencontres d'Arles Louis Roederer Discovery Award 2022
- Nominated for PhotoBook of the Year, Paris Photo-Aperture PhotoBook Awards 2021
Printed embossed hardcover
First edition, second printing
58 tritone plates
235 × 265 mm