As I was hiking the Millennium trail outside of the village of Courtmacsherry, I came upon a hiker taking a rest. Courtmacsherry, Ireland 2016
During weekends and evenings, whenever the weather permits, dancers put on their dancing shoes and congregate on the banks of the Seine. One dancer explained, “We don’t have money to travel out of town so we dance in Paris.” Paris, 2017
Labor Day in France took on a new meaning this week with the impending elections. Families, children, and friends all came out and marched. Paris, France 2017
I took Otto’s online workshop last year while I was in Courtmacsherry, Ireland. I appreciated his detailed and thoughtful feedback. And I enjoyed this blog post he wrote about my documentary on life in a Irish village. Check it out!
It’s time to present another of the participant’s work from last year’s online workshop. Pat Callahan made a classical, visual documentary story for his personal photo project when participating in the online workshop «Finding Your Photographic Voice» last year. And he did it with conviction and through a entrancing narration. In his portrayal of the Irish village Courtmacsherry, Pat captures the daily life of its villagers, whether kids and youngsters having fun in the harbour, a quiet moment of in the local pub, a burial or the bliss of a wedding.
The strength of Pat’s visual portrayal of Courtmacsherry is his well-developed talent both to perceive good composition and finding those smaller or bigger moments that bring the story together. He is a master of the decisive moment as articulated by Henri Cartier-Bresson. His eye is sharp and his technical skills foster the stories each of the photos tells so…
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A young girl at the winter circus (Cirque d’ Hiver) in Paris. Paris 2017