Seeing the World In a New Light

Dear Friends,

Last week we asked you to send us photographs of objects that are meaningful to you and Cathy Newman sent us a beautiful photograph of her late father’s camera and lenses. This week we are going to talk about photography so it seems the ideal photo to spotlight:

DADDY’S CAMERA by Cathy Newman

It was about a year ago that the seeds for a photography website – what would become SeeingHappy – really began to sprout. We had noticed how many people were picking up a camera to accompany them on their walks either in the city, the suburbs, or somewhere in nature. For so many of us this was a time to escape the doom and gloom on the news, and photography offered mindfulness, distraction, and creativity. 

In keeping with thoughts of where and how far we have come in the last year, this week we thought we would share an article from Vanity Fair entitled “My Creativity Kept Me Going” in which six photographers share images from their Covid year. These are professional photographers who, like so many of us, used their photography to find meaning and purpose in the strangest and scariest of times.

We love the quote under the Vanity Fair title: “Photographers around the country continued to make art as the world around them devolved into chaos. The pictures they made are poignant, harrowing, and eerily beautiful.”

Elinor Carucci, one of the mentioned photographers, elaborates on how photography helped her see the world in a new light: “With all the challenges coming to us from the outside, we must love and care for one another. Maybe this is my way to fight this Covid time. To love.”

Take a look for yourselves here.

Keep sending us your art.

The SeeingHappy Team

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