For most of us, the life of those depicted in the images from this NPR article is simply unimaginable. Still, there is an immense beauty about them that is not easily understood. Probably because hardship brings out the absolute best in us. It separates us from our comfort zone that tends to take off the pressure of truly “living life” and pursuing our full potential.
Hardship builds character. It inspires the possiblity of the impossible. It humbles us to the point where our humanity radiates love, forgiveness, and servitude toward our fellow-man and most importantly, God.
I remember flying back from the Middle East in the summer of 2014 and saying to my beloved wife, “I do not feel like I am taking pictures of subjects anymore. I feel like I am photographing the awesome beauty of creation even in the most destitute parts of the world. I feel like I am photographing God.”
And photographingGOD was born. Blessings…
Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Reveal The Beauty In A Hard Life – NPR
Can you find beauty in a life of hardship? If the photos from the Siena International Photo Awards are any indication, the answer is yes. Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Reveal The Beauty In A Hard Life – NPR
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