Monday, September 2, 2013

Connecting with Photographs

This year I had the opportunity to judge the photography contest at the Oregon State Fair. On Saturday, while chaperoning the exhibit, I was amazed at how many people visited, from all walks of life, to connect with the images.

I was touched by this intimate relationship of viewing what someone else has noticed and framed.
Not to mention all the intense discussions about art and technique ...

But what really caught my eye was how loved ones shared the experience.
Something about looking at the photos together,
connecting to others' experiences ... 

had the impact of bringing us closer together.

2 comments:

HELEN FRAGUA said...

Estupenda iniciativa para dar a conocer los trabajos :)

Phil Decker said...

Thanks Helen. I'm always fascinated by how we view/use images.