“A picture is worth a thousand words.” So said sources from the early 20th century, and advertising and marketing departments were quick to adopt this maxim. Images became icons; symbols got recognition and replicated themselves. In our viral age, this happens in a nanosecond. We are bombarded with so many images in a day that we simply filter out most of them. Junk mail, pop-ups, video clips and trademarks pass in and out of our field of vision at an alarming rate.
When was the last time you looked at an image for more than 10 seconds? When was the last time you stood in a museum or gallery in front of an image for more than 10 minutes? Was that image a photograph?
Suppose we create a virtual photographic museum here on Bardo. Share with us a photo that you have taken that will draw us into some full minutes of contemplative focus. It may be a photograph that tells an entire story in itself. It may be a place to which we’re drawn, compelled to step into the frame. It may be a portrait of a face that speaks volumes of stories. (What’s interesting to note is that we, like infants, will look long into the faces of people, especially those to whom we feel strongly connected.) Perhaps one of these photographs will inspire a story or essay in the writers amongst us for a future time….for now, let it be wordless. Here are some from my collection to “prime the pump”.
YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS WITH US.
PLEASE LINK THEM TO THIS SITE USING MISTER LINKY BELOW
OR LEAVE THE LINK IN THE COMMENTS SECTION
THE LINK WILL STAY OPEN FOR 72 HOURS AND PRISCILLA WILL VISIT AND COMMENT
WE HOPE YOU WILL ALSO VISIT ONE ANOTHER TO COMMENT AND ENCOURAGE
PRISCILLA GALASSO ~ started her blog at scillagrace.com to mark the beginning of her fiftieth year. Born to summer and given a name that means ‘ancient’, her travel through seasons of time and landscape has inspired her to create visual and verbal souvenirs of her journey.
Currently living in Wisconsin, she considers herself a lifelong learner and educator. She gives private voice lessons, is employed by two different museums and runs a business (Scholar & Poet Books, via eBay and ABE Books) with her partner, Steve.
11 thoughts on “interNational Photography Month: Wordless Wednesday”
Bravo, Priscilla. Excellent priming of the pump, as you say.
Reblogged this on THE POET BY DAY and commented:
Join us for Wordless Wednesday and link in your own photograph/s to the Bardo post hosted by Priscilla Galasso. My own contribution is the post on my blog prior to this repost. Happy Wednesday…
Yikes! I appear to be such a creature of habit. I got so used to typing “poetry month” last month, that I did it again instead of “photography” in the title here. Apologies to Priscilla and all …
love your pictures Priscilla (and your name too) ^^ happy day to you
Thanks always, Jamie, for your collaboration and encouragement!
Thanks, Imen, for the compliments (although I can’t really take credit for the name – that goes to my Yankee Mom & Dad who chose it from a tombstone). 😉
What an outstanding series of photos, Scilla!
Thanks, Naomi! Now I’m off to visit yours….