The human hand is flexible, creative and strong. Almost everything we do involves our hands. The photos in the Art of Giving are about kindness at the hands of Yellowknifers. By photographing just hands, and not faces, I have focused on the act of good will, rather than the actor behind it. I've objectified altruism to show how benevolence is in all of us to give.
Photographer Kirsten Murphy received the gift of curiosity at an early age. She keeps her hands busy in her garden and in her digital darkroom. She lives in Yellowknife with her husband and two dogs.