Photography carries a power that holds up under the relentless swirl of today’s saturated, media world, because photographs emulate the way that our mind freezes a significant moment.
David Griffin – National Geographic
It seems fitting to begin our musings on photography by considering how photography connects us… the following video starts the conversation…
There really is something special about the storytelling power of photography. Telling stories with images can be more evocative and stirring than telling stories with words – and this is coming from someone who loves words too! If you’ve ever been intensely affected by a photograph – and haven’t we all? – you’ll know what I mean.
Images have the ability to engage us on a deeply personal level. In the absence of text, interpretation is left to the individual, our responses reflecting the subjective life experience that each of us bring to a photograph.
And what’s particularly compelling is how photographic portraits of complete strangers have an uncanny ability to connect us, to reinforce notions of our common humanity rather than endorse difference.
What’s not to love about photography?!
So, what does photography mean to you?