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01/15/2017 12:20:41 AM · #1
Start posting your JANUARY essays here. There is no deadline for posting but we'd like to keep it close to the date for better viewing

Please link your photo essays to a DPC thumbnail, regardless of where your essay is published. This thumbnail will represent your cover image. To keep things simple, make essay comments on the cover image. Having this information in one place makes it easier to see the communities opinions and thoughts. We donít have a panel to judge these essays so your comments are appreciated.

Continue any discussion about this side challenge in the Photo Essay Discussion Forum
01/15/2017 12:30:45 AM · #2
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01/15/2017 02:49:46 PM · #3
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01/15/2017 03:59:56 PM · #4
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01/16/2017 03:42:38 PM · #5
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For viewing please go to:
Mariuca - Photo essay JANUARY 2017

This is a rather big collection of photos on the subject of Women. I hope it complements the previous two collections of MEN.


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01/17/2017 04:08:59 PM · #6
I need to look at these. I'm afraid that I started with the essays the first month they showed up and then didn't look again.

It's appropriate with the abstract expressionism challenge coming up, because I found the individual photos of Aaron Siskind rather lifeless and boring. As a group, they got more interesting.

I started out with 21.gif insteps essay and found myself in wonder at what a difference a collection makes. Some photos were wonderful on their own. Others I would have scrolled by quickly if viewed by themselves. Yet with the others they gained a life and vitality that they didn't have by themselves. I'm not saying it well, sorry.

Anyway...

I particularly liked the photo of the man holding the bag. (4th from the end, I think?). The ghosting it gets from the shadow on the left and the reflections on the right gives it a sense of movement while standing still. It's like it's breathing.
01/17/2017 05:03:00 PM · #7
Wendy, thank you. I think you described the making of a photo essay very well. This could start a long discussion that I'd be happy to participate in but not in the posting thread. We created a Photo Essay Side Challege Discussion forum for this type of discussion. I hope you will look back through past efforts by all the essayists. I remember you joined us last year or the year before. Been a while! Time to try it again?
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