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Point of View
with Sylvia Plachy
February 13 - February 19, 2011

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We are the product our time, culture and heritage. Who we are, what we think, and how we feel is revealed in our photographs. The holy grail that we seek is that thrilling instant, when all the elements come together, and we know that we have found our picture. To do that, we must wait, search, and be ready to see what speaks to us. It is a negotiation between the outside and the inside, between the world and the photographer.

Our unflinching camera-eye protects our vulnerable heart. But what is our authentic inner voice? In our time together, we seek to amplify and clarify that inner voice. First, we study each individual’s work, looking for the common and consistent threads. Then, we edit and sequence to help further define and refine our vision. The following days out in the field, as we work on new projects, develop a photo essay, and launch a new beginning with a new way to see.

Our primary goal in our week together is to grow beyond merely understanding technique to the establishment of a unique point of view. Our journey is toward a destination where our photography reflects not only our subject, but who we are. Only when we are able to integrate our inner voice with our external subject can we produce an eternal moment.

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Sylvia Plachy: Sylvia Plachy left her native Hungary with her parents after the 1956 Revolution, and immigrated to the United States in 1958...

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