Go Deep, Not Just Far

While looking for something else this morning I stumbled across a blog post from Ami Vitale about travel photography. As my first-semester students are out wandering campus, camera in hand, there’s a lot of lessons for them in here, particularly the second of her ten, which ends with this:

If some of the people who surrounded Subita had taken the time to spend even a few hours with her, learning a bit more about her life, they would have had a story and not just an image.

We are never in search of pictures, we are in search of stories.

Mark E. Johnson

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