For the past few weeks I’ve been scheming up a project that I am SO excited about. A while back I read a story about a town in Iraq that was under ISIS rule for two years. During those two years, not a single photo was taking in the entire town because the people were not allowed to have phones or cameras. As a photographer, this made my heart ache. Don’t get me wrong, my entire body aches over the atrocities being committed in an area of the world full of precious people. But this got me thinking about photos in general and the fact that when refugee families flee their homes, most of the time they leave behind everything. That means photos too.
Hello and Welcome. I’m so glad you’re here. The past couple of weeks I have been following an idea, chasing it really, and the idea was that our little corner of south central Kansas is full of truly amazing people. I featured nineteen of those people in thirteen posts on social media while many of you followed along. It was a journey not just in meeting new people and telling their stories but also in learning things about myself. I am so grateful for the experience and for everyone who participated.