The world is full of unfolding stories. In plain view ... as well as layered just beneath the obvious, when you have to know where and how to look. In ways that challenge your explorer fortitude and your patience. With familiar subjects or new characters so interesting you can't turn away.
You don't need a camera to see. But if you want to have memories that last a little longer or if you want to share what you see, a camera is a useful tool.
For me, traveling with a camera sharpens my senses. I know that I see more. And when I feel a connection—with a person, a rhythm, or a pattern of light—it is a moment to remember.
As I prepared for my presentation for a Storytelling Evening this coming Sunday in Paris, I journeyed through photographs that conjured powerful memories from my travels to Afghanistan, Turkey, India, China, Senegal, France, Kyrgyzstan, and Hungary.
I was reminded how rewarding it is to make a connection and earn the trust of strangers, often without the benefit of a mutual language.
These faces of the world confirm a traveler truth—it is the people who are the stories. And it is the connection—that sharing of a moment in time in some far-flung land—that stays with you long after you leave.
Meredith Mullins is an internationally exhibited photographer, photo instructor for WICE, and author of the award-winning book "In A Paris Moment." Her work can be seen at www.meredithmullins.artspan.com. Contact her at email@example.com.
Storytelling Through the Faces of the World is Sunday evening, September 27 at Bernadette Martin's Storytelling Evening. An international dinner (and wines!) will accompany Meredith's presentation of stories and photos from around the world. To reserve a spot, click here.
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