Ballad of A Photographer-r.r.jones

Ballad of A Photographer-r.r.jones

Opening Reception First Friday July 6, 5-9 pm

Exhibit runs July 6 – 31. Gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday noon – 5 pm

“Something is Happening Here But You Don’t Know What It Is”

Artist’s Statement:

For me, reading of a face is a more primal skill than language—it is the first thing we learn. Long before we learn to speak we become sensitized to the inherent meaning in expressions. There is a trace of individuality that can be seen in a fraction of a second. My job, as a photographer, is to find the particular moment when something profound, deeply personal, and true, is revealed in a way that can be shared. The message is there—I just have to find it in order to pass it along. In that way I’m like the go-between in the world of spirits, a world of non-verbal communication. Messages are all around–some useful, some misleading—but the ones that serve as the basis for good photographs reveal themselves rarely. The people I photograph have deep spiritual beliefs that govern every aspect of their lives–their religion, their dance, their art and their theatre. I have been allowed access to private moments that would ordinarily be unseen and for that I am thankful.


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