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Updated: Jun 29, 2020

Still photographs are the most powerful weapon in the world.”


We can either take pictures

Of what we see

Or what we want to see

In our world.

We aren’t confined

To the way light currently bounces -

We have the opportunity to bend it

At will.

We also don’t have to share our photography

And tell the same narratives

That we have always told.

We can use photography for change.

We can use photography to demonstrate

Perspectives that have never been seen

Values that have never been realized

Tones that need to still be felt

Compositions that need to still be written.

In a society that needs narrative therapy

Photography is one of the best tools

For changing the stories we tell ourselves.

Photography can disrupt the echo-chambers

In our newsfeeds

In our politics

In our education system

In our own heads.


Both people and larger themes

Get concerned over a camera raised in their direction

Because they automatically see it as a threat

To the status quo.

But photographs do lie

Even without manipulation

They are only half-truths -

Bytes out of day to day life.

Yet photography remains

One of the most effective ways to communicate

Across the barriers of culture,


Time, and


The only real barrier that ever existed

Was the digital divide

But with the rise of the smartphone

As a global platform

Accessibility is also becoming

A non-issue

All it takes

Is one click

To change the world -

So go out and protest

With your eyes

And your finger

And don’t forget to breathe.

The Medium Is The Message - Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico

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