…and yet I ponder why…one image will enter my being and touch my soul and awaken states of being such as sadness, compassion, anger, helplessness, joy…while another forces my consciousness to hide behind windows colored by detachment.
In this video, photographer and Moving Walls exhibition co-curator Susan Meiselas, an American documentary photographer, discusses documentary photography’s potential to connect and move audiences by “expanding the circle of knowledge” about human rights and social justice issues.
The video also features a variety of work by photographers supported by the Open Society Institute Documentary Photography Project. The project funds photographers who go beyond documentation, using images to foster civic engagement, organizing, advocacy, outreach, public awareness education, and media attention.
Opening photograph: © Eric Gottesman
Words and video courtesy of Open Society
I gaze at the moon –
and every night is the night
I waited for
This week, the photo challenge is to share a photo of something that’s art … visit the dailypost @wordpress.com to view additional images submitted for this week’s challenge.
The afternoon swam by
like a giant fish
with red translucent scales.
In its stillness
the palm trees were copper
and coconuts round
with the clanging of a gong; my eyes
in the orange sifting of oboes.
~Wang Phui Nam (1935-)*
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fire in the sea
an anthology of poetry and art