The Quiet World of Aging.
Lillian .....during the pause.
She had an aura of complete Serenity. It was palpable..feeling it in the space around her, heard in the tone of her voice, but it was during a pause in the process of conversation and photographing that it was seen so clearly. .
I have found that many of the images I love the most came in that lull....when one relaxes, reflects...a even more authentic self emerges.
Sand. For nights and days, the two boy's eyes fell upon the same landscape: sand. Uncertain about their arrival in Sudan, Ahman and Meron slept in the desert, without enough food, at the mercy of hijackers and military men. Every year, thousands of refugees have their journey stopped suddenly: when they believe they are safe, even in refugee camps, they are kidnapped and their families or communities need to pay high ransoms for their own freedom. Fortunately, Ahman and Meron managed to get to Sudan safely.
Some outtakes from a special interview I had this morning with Macdonald Bookshop owner Paula Steige. Steige is the granddaughter of Jessica Chapin, who is shown in slide two of this series holding Steige at age four. In 1903, Chapin married Edward Macdonald and soon after purchased a forest service cabin to reside in. They opened up the “parlor” of their cabin, the entry way area of their home, as a general store selling everything from tools to fruit. Twenty years after they opened up their general store, the Macdonald’s closed down shop and opened up a bookstore in the parlor of their cabin, which is still the site of the bookshop today. When Ed Macdonald died in 1932, his wife Jessica took over the family business and continued to operate it into her 80s. In 1971, Chapin’s granddaughter, Paula, would take over the store, converting the entire cabin, including the residential area which she spent so many years of her childhood, into a book shop. #photojournalism#reportage#estespark