Colloquium with Cami

by Mark Chmiel

Cami and I are taking turns each month sharing something with each other.  Last month I did a session on Gurus, Teachers, and Mentors, and this weekend she shared the following reflections for our writing and sharing together:

Sunday, October 23rd 2016- Northwest Coffee

Writing Prompt: How has photography been a part of your life?  (3 min.)

Reading of first 4 quotations on photography

Writing on one or all of the photographs you brought along  (20 min.)

Sharing of photographs and/or writing about them

Finish reading quotations on photography

Writing off of one of quotes (5 min.)

“The picture is not made by the photographer, the picture is more good or less good in function of the relationship that you have with the people you photograph.”
Sebastião Salgado

“I’m not an artist. An artist makes an object. Me, it’s not an object, I work in history, I’m a storyteller.”
Sebastião Salgado

“A lot can be told from what happens in between the main moments.”
Annie Leibovitz

“A photograph is just a tiny slice of a subject. A piece of them in a moment. It seems presumptuous to think you can get more than that.”
Annie Leibovitz

“My interest in photography is not to capture an image I see or even have in my mind, but to explore the potential of moments I can only begin to imagine.”
Lois Greenfield

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
Ansel Adams

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
Andy Warhol

“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
Diane Arbus

“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”
Robert Frank

The following is one of the photographs I brought to share and write off of–

Palestinian Hospitality; Rafa, Gaza, Palestine; November 2003

Palestinian Hospitality; Rafa, Gaza, Palestine; November 2003

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