Category: Iconic – Single Photo Stories

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From Foreigner to Just Another Person: an Iconic Photo Story

At the time, I was photographing small business owners in Lombok, and I was meeting with one of the families at their home. The rain started to fall. As I looked across the way, I saw this family, spending time together on their porch. When I look at the photo, I remember the sense of […]

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Iconic Photo: A Not So Obvious Story

This image is special to me, because it shows a side of my daughter that isn’t often seen. We’d spent the day celebrating her birthday with some of her friends, when we ended up at the Australian Centre of Moving Images. We wandered into a stop motion exhibition, where it was dark, apart from a […]

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Iconic Photo Series: The Fine Line Between Childhood and Teenage Years

I’m one of those sentimental people — a hoarder of some sorts — of memories. I still have a (really tattered) shoe box of letters that I’m so grateful for, and I’m truly saddened by the loss of the tangible memory. This moment for me is huge, because as young girls, we face so many […]

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Iconic Photo Story: Striking Balance Between Creating & Being Present

It was the first time my four-year-old son had been night swimming. As I watched him duck and dive, I remember feeling so proud of his water confidence. I balanced on the edge of the pool to get the shot, trying not to fall in. Once I felt I’d captured the moment enough, I put my camera […]

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Iconic Photo Series: Back Seat Parenting

It’s Friday night, and miraculously, no one in our family is working. Our 19 year old was not scheduled to work at the gas station, my husband’s swing shift landed just right so that he had a rare, Friday night off, and our newly employed 16 year old was enjoying a Friday night with us […]

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The Real Story Behind This Simple, Environmental Portrait of a Man

You probably see a stranger, grilling some food, but this isn’t actually about grilling or about the man (my love).⠀ Story Time: We’re not “hurting” per se, but we’re not “loaded” either. We’re aware of our spending and it feels like we say “no” more than we say “yes” to fun spending. #joyofsaving #cautious ⠀ […]

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Photographing the Tired, Sick, and Vulnerable

In the first seconds, I saw this image, the thought that crossed my mind was, “I’ve so been there.” As a parent of two toddlers, specifically one little boy that has had over a dozen ear infections, I’ve seen this scene more than I’d like to count. I love Rachel’s perspective on photographing the non-happy moments… […]

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Iconic Photo – Our Family Matriarch

This photo nearly made my jaw hit the floor. I found it completely breathtaking and am honored Angela has shared the image and her thoughts with us. I not only love that this is a special image with a Grandparent in the frame, but the words of the relationship between Angela’s Grandma and cousin are […]

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Iconic Self Portrait from Soul Threading: Light + Children

I’ve followed Soul Threading for awhile now and am always inspired. I was over the moon when I saw Stacey’s Iconic Photo come in. We’ve seen detail shots, loved ones, symbolic portraits, but she was the first artist to share a self portrait to us. Getting in the frame is something I rarely do, so to me, […]

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Iconic Photo – It’s About What You Don’t See

The blue sky in this photo, taken in the center of suburbia, is like a statement piece necklace on your business casual outfit. In Lauren’s description, you’ll learn that this Iconic Photo was produced during a documentary session. What I personally see in this photo, goes beyond what you actually see (just as Lauren mentions). Yes, her […]

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Documenting Generations Apart

This Iconic Photo Submission especially hit home with me, because I’ve lost all of my Grandparents already. I was close with all of them and knowing my children will never meet them saddens my heart a bit. When Natalie submitted this photo and story behind it, my perspective changed. I had never thought of it from […]

When a Photo Makes You Wonder What They Will See

Alana sent me this photo and I was mentally transported back to my childhood subdivision. I could see the pavement beneath my bike-pedaling feet on Meinrad Drive so clearly in my head. I remembered the bike ride around the block and those evenings when we would stand at the end of the drive – chatting […]

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