Jill Greenberg writes: “Nothing is more pure than the anguish of a child. Pictures of children crying capture raw emotion: sputtering rage and profound loss.” And, as a mother of two kids, Greenberg knows firsthand how quickly and unexpectedly storms of grief can sweep across the face of a toddler.
The first child that Greenberg photographed suddenly became hysterically upset. It reminded her of the helplessness and anger she felt about the current political situation. It made Greenberg think of her outrage at the false reasons for the United States going to war with Iraq and the scandalous way in which the conflict was sold to the American people. She titled the image “Four More Years.”