Perspectives Through the Lens: Sharing Stories, Finding Common Ground
As a curious 5-year old I would walk around the house while staring down into a mirror. It was a fascinating way to see the world, a different perspective that often led to a bruise or two. Seeing that I may cause some serious harm, my grandmother gave me an old camera to peer through instead.
For me, photography has always been about choosing a perspective, framing the subject, and casting light. I also think that it’s a great metaphor for how we can share this planet. We each have a unique perspective, story, and way of contributing. When we share our perspectives honestly and open our hearts and minds to receive the same from others, without judgment, we create a deeper level of understanding. From there, common ground can turn into compassion, helping to make the world a better place.