Pat Martin is an American photographer, based in Los Angeles, California. In 2019 he won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize for portraits of his late mother. At the age of seventeen, his home life was turned upside down when his family was evicted from their apartment, separating them for three years due to events that followed. Since then, he sees the present as an opportunity to build upon an empty family album, while finding new connections through portraiture. The past five years have been devoted to his family work, understanding the importance of time, and building a new narrative.
Pat Martin is taking over @paperjournalmag from today until the 19th of October. You can follow him @patmartin__.