Why this photograph?
For memory and forgetting I could have chosen an image of protest showing that people sometimes have enough and must show the authorities that they need to resist if for no other reason than to maintain their dignity.
I could have chosen an image of a man who had been a minster of the Argentine government when the Junta took over and then tortured him endlessly. When he arrived in the UK he devoted himself to helping other torture victims recover from their mental and emotional scars.
I could have chosen a landscape of a beautiful sweeping valley running up to mountains and a troubled sky where, in the bottom of frame, man intrudes with a terrace upon which sits an empty chair.
But I choose this lovely laughing young woman, because this is what we wish never to forget, that all the struggles and troubles are ultimately about trying to make a world in which all of us can so joyously laugh.
Lily Colfox,photographed at her family's farm, 2012 by Robert Golden