Take Care offers a glimpse into the life of Virginia Gandee, a 22-year-old woman who lives in Staten Island, New York. At first glance one is struck by Virgina's bold appearance; her bright red hair and the dozen tattoos that canvas her body. When she was 15, Gin left home to marry a 20-year-old she met online. Two years later, she was a teenage mother. Today, Gin is raising her daughter as a single mother and pursuing her dream to become a nurse. Inside her family's trailer, her caregiving goes beyond the love she has for her daughter.
Photographer. Gillian Laub is a photographer/artist, born in Chappaqua New York. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in comparative literature before studying photography at the International Center of Photography, New York. She was selected for the World Press Photo's Joop Swart Masterclass in 2003 and as the winner of Nikon's Storyteller Award for her work in the Middle East.
With the support of the Jerome Foundation, Laub's first monograph "Testimony" was published by Aperture in 2007 to critical acclaim. This body of work is comprised of portraits and testimonies from Israeli Jews, Israeli Arabs and Palestinians all directly and indirectly affected by the complicated geopolitical context in which they live. In 2007, Laub was awarded Aperture's Emerging Artist Award. She contributes regularly to The New York Times Magazine among many other publications and commissions. Her work is widely exhibited and collected.