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02/28/2015 04:47:27 AM · #1
Start posting your February essays here.

Please link your photo essays to a DPC thumbnail, regardless of where your essay is published. This thumbnail will represent your cover image. To keep things simple, make essay comments on this cover image. Having this information in one place makes it easier to see the communities opinions and thoughts. We donít have a panel to judge these essays so your comments are appreciated.

Continue any discussion about this side challenge in the Photo Essay Side Challenge Discussion forum.

Enjoy!
02/28/2015 09:07:55 AM · #2
Thank you Henry for keeping this going.

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02/28/2015 10:24:54 AM · #3
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02/28/2015 11:53:02 AM · #4
Originally posted by ubique:

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My, that's pretty extraordinary.
02/28/2015 11:54:51 AM · #5
Originally posted by 2mccs:

Thank you Henry for keeping this going.

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I really enjoyed those. Thanks.

Coherent, creative and authentic.
02/28/2015 07:04:49 PM · #6
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02/28/2015 07:49:32 PM · #7
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sorry to do this, but this is a three year old video I made and contains no photos by me.

but it is very much about photography in a larger context and I want to know if there is any hope for this to escape the ghetto of poetry.
03/01/2015 12:16:08 AM · #8
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A collection of images taken on my commute.
03/01/2015 01:27:04 AM · #9
Thrilling essays posted so far! Thank you!

I will be commenting in depth (well, as deep as I get) on every essay, but I love this genre so much that I don't want to rush through it. I'll ration myself to one essay per day, to make the pleasure I get last as long as possible.

If anyone's reading this who's not a participant in DPC's informal essay group, I urge you to come in and get wet. Comment on the essays and have a go at an essay yourself. Photo essays are just pictures and thoughts combined, and the pleasure (at least for me) is in the multiple layers of interest and engagement ... both in appreciating others' work and in assembling and presenting your own.
03/01/2015 01:55:23 AM · #10
These are amazing, I'm in awe. Haven't submitted my effort yet and am having second thoughts now.
03/01/2015 03:12:00 AM · #11
Very enjoyable collection and more are coming. Great start to 2015! Thanks

I plan to comment on all.
03/01/2015 06:05:21 AM · #12
The essays are awesome. I'll comment individually later, but I am really impressed. What I planned failed (and how!) so maybe I'm out. I still might put in an alternative but it won't be in the same league as the above.
03/01/2015 09:36:28 AM · #13
Originally posted by salmiakki:

These are amazing, I'm in awe. Haven't submitted my effort yet and am having second thoughts now.
Have a third and do it!
03/01/2015 10:51:24 AM · #14
Originally posted by ubique:

...Photo essays are just pictures and thoughts combined...

Mine is woefully short on thoughts. I will need to work on that next time.
03/01/2015 12:23:57 PM · #15
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by salmiakki:

These are amazing, I'm in awe. Haven't submitted my effort yet and am having second thoughts now.
Have a third and do it!
Thanks Don!

OK, so here goes. Mine's probably a little more of documentary style again than a true essay, but I may as well share it as it was actually shot with the intention of sharing in this way (albeit it was supposed to be for December 2014 essay!)

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Message edited by author 2015-03-01 12:24:18.
03/01/2015 03:27:38 PM · #16
At the very end of 2014 we went for a few days for the first time to Mexico: the Huatulco Gulf and Oaxaca.
I returned with a big number of snapshots, a journal of sorts that I am trying to organize by theme.
The first part is about the children, these little souls that seem to have sprung from the depth of the earth after one of those numerous earthquakes that shake the area. They have a grave beauty, they can be impish and playful; they are sorrowful, wise and ageless, they are brooding, they are mysterious; they are aloof; their smile is radiant but given with economy, they are working next to their family or working on their own using all that talents that God gave them.

My photo sketches are simplistic; each one is like a bookmark for a book that I could not find yet.

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This part 1 of the Oaxaca Journal can be viewed at:
Mariuca photo essay, Oaxaca Journal part 1

All images will be added to the DPC portfolio
03/01/2015 11:41:04 PM · #17
Here's mine for what it's worth youtube - black. Wonderful work by everyone, will be commenting in the coming week.

I have been asked to supply dpc access to the pictures so there can be consistency in commenting opportunity, (sorry Henry). Look here for the portfolio on dpc ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/115000-119999/119419/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1143322.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/115000-119999/119419/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1143322.jpg', '/') + 1) . '. It is best viewed with Amy singing the lyrics, as that is the thematic intention, though youtube may ask me to take it down for copyright reasons. I'm working on a new home for it.

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03/02/2015 02:16:31 PM · #18
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03/03/2015 04:10:36 AM · #19
Well this was harder than expected.
I'll have to put some more thought in this for the next one.

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Domestic Malaise
03/07/2015 04:44:51 AM · #20
There's some original and absorbing stuff here, but the later-posted essays have had less attention than they deserve, so this is a bump for them. Take a look; make a comment. Start at the later essays.

Also one or two essays I was expecting to see here, but that haven't appeared yet. You know who you are, so cough up. Don't make me come over there!

Until then, I've finished my comments and I thank all essayists for your interesting and varied approaches to the essay. I enjoyed every one.
03/07/2015 10:11:35 AM · #21
Mine is coming...today..maybe. I just have to figure out where I"m going to put it. It was an unexpected situation, hence the delay...I just have to pull it all together.
03/08/2015 06:58:49 AM · #22
I'm glad people found my essay uncomfortable or at least, odd. Think more what it says about where you don't go than about where I go, I just used Amy to get there. I look under a lot of rocks but don't necessarily live there. Keep this wonderful stuff going everyone, please.
03/11/2015 02:46:45 AM · #23
I really appreciate all the comments. As I mentioned when I posted this essay, this was harder than I expected. Actually, I found it very difficult and managed to make about twice as many images as I used, mostly because the "story" kept changing in my mind. What is really a thrill for me is the fact that so many of you picked up immediately on what I was attempting and, in some cases, you give me too much credit for my thought process. Still, this is the first time I've ever done something like this and I found the process very engrossing. I think I'm hooked.
03/22/2015 12:44:26 AM · #24
Better late than never? It's just a dark corner of a much larger body of work that is not easy in my mind just yet...but it's getting there, or at least it's not squirming around as much.

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