Photographs and Stories

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I enjoy looking at photographs because they tell me stories.

There are the obvious stories about the person, the place or the event featured in the photo. But there are more if I look for them.

Another, more interesting, story is about the photographer and how they see the world. Why did they make this picture not another one? What does it mean to them? Who are they? And what can their stories tell me about the world I live in?

If I’m open to it, there’s one more story. And this is the most interesting one of all. It’s the story about me. What is it about this particular photograph that attracts (or repels) me? Why? And what does that tell me about myself?

I find these stories fascinating. How about you? What stories do you see in the photographs you look at?