I figured I would give cinemagraphs a go. Click on the GIFs below to watch them in action!
My submission for the second assignment of my documentary portraiture class.
Five side-lit portraits.
The first assignment is two parts: to set up your own blog and to post three of your favorite portrait images that you’ve ever taken.
I felt uncomfortable in the Jewish quarter on Saturday, but Sunday could better be described by misery. Sunday morning we leave our hotel in Krakow on our way to Auschwitz. The word “Auschwitz” is German and comes from the name of the Polish town in which it is located: Oswiecim. We are to visit two of Auschwitz’s many camps: Auschwitz 1, and Auschwitz 2: Birkenau. As our bus rolls up to Auschwitz 1, I immediately begin to feel uncomfortable. As we walk through the reception building (where thousands of victims of the concentration camps were cataloged and registered) I begin to lose faith that I will be able to go into the camp. Rows of electrified wire and a great iron gate proclaiming “Arbeit Macht Frie,” a German saying meaning “work gives freedom,” form the entrance to Auschwitz 1. All the stories I have heard of this place begin to rush through my head, and as I pass through the gates I start crying; many of us have tears in our eyes.Read More»