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Aug 31 2019
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Photo writing prompt, September 2019

Photo writing prompt, September 2019

The harvest is imminent. Let’s talk about food: farming, growing, and cultivating it, the journey from seed to sustenance. Consider growing food on a large and small scale, the environmental impact(s), sustainability efforts, and personal fulfillment. How do nature and industry interact in this photo and in the context of our food supply? Or, what is your favorite late summer fruit or vegetable? What of the vibrancy of colors in these veggies that rivals the…

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Aug 01 2019
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Photo writing prompt, August 2019

Photo writing prompt, August 2019

In the northern hemisphere, August nights are for the Perseid meteor showers. Do you remember the first “falling star” you ever saw? Did you make a wish? Who were you with, and from where were you viewing? Do you think of science–of astrophysics, of cosmology, of dying stars, red giants, and white dwarves–or of spirituality and the oneness of the universe, when you see this image? What of the human element, the phone lines and…

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Jul 01 2019
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Photo writing prompt, July 2019

Photo writing prompt, July 2019

How does the world change underwater? How are sounds and sights different? What does water do to the feel of things? Does the image frighten or excite you? What of the soft fuzz of algae and growth on the smooth stones? Is this a river or a lake? What is just beyond the photo’s frame, or behind those filtered sun rays? How long can you stay submerged in close observation without a breath? What do…

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Jun 01 2019
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Photo writing prompt, June 2019

Photo writing prompt, June 2019

What about green? What about rain, or is it dew? What about dirt, worms, and bugs, and the beauty that rises from it, cyclical and strong? What about what’s hiding in or under these hostas? What about hostas? What about spring and growth and regrowth, the return of color and light and warmth so forcefully that winter seems once again so far in both the past and future, it’s unimaginable? What do you think about…

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May 01 2019
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Photo writing prompt, May 2019

Photo writing prompt, May 2019

A shore at sunset–a place where all the elements converge, interact, affect one another. The waves shape the shore, erode and smooth stone. The sun paint colors on water and sky. The water enters the sky in clouds; the clouds rain back into the water. So many mirrors. The infinity of tide and horizon. In this photo, is infinity contained by the view through this pipe, or does it grow out of it? You could…

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Apr 01 2019
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Letter from the director, April 2019

Letter from the director, April 2019

Life is springing back everywhere you look, it seems. The egg is a primordial image, loaded with meaning. Do you think of baby birds when you look at this image, the mighty pine sheltering the nest from harm and the lingering chill? Or do you think, in broader terms, of the egg’s symbolism, of fertility and possibility? Does the vibrant blue of this tiny egg make you think of Easter egg hunts, or of Ostara,…

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Mar 01 2019
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Letter from the director, March 2019

Letter from the director, March 2019

  Talk to me about the night sky, about late winter under stars speeding (hopefully) toward spring in the northern hemisphere, about the pending return of more light than dark, about the various points of light in this image, both natural and artificial. Who is this person? A stargazer? Explorer? Someone on the run? Is this person coming or going? Is this our world, or another–where are we? What do the stars, the winter trees,…

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Feb 01 2019
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Letter from the director, February 2019

Letter from the director, February 2019

  They are all frozen water, but no two snowflakes are exactly alike. Let’s talk about our differences, the traits, qualities, quirks, and so on that make us unique. Let’s talk about what “difference” and “uniqueness” mean–and for that matter, sameness, and what most humans have in common. What do you think about when you look at this image? Write about it.

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Jan 01 2019
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Letter from the director, January 2019

Letter from the director, January 2019

What doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger.┬áDo you see the persistence of death and destructive forces or life and generative forces when you look at this picture? Is it one of warmth or coldness, defiance or acquiescence? Where is it? Who is seeing it? What do you think about when you look at this image? Write about it.

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Dec 01 2018
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Letter from the director, December 2018

Letter from the director, December 2018

Who is this creature, and how did you come upon her? Or did she come upon you–is she running from or toward her own threat? Is she a menacing figure that instills fear, or is she majestic, perhaps an animal guide, a companion? Is she an omen or a sentry, foe or friend? What makes you think so? What do you think about when you look at this image? Write about it.

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