Thursday, August 8, 2013


Yesterday I went to the Royal Ontario Museum to see the Mesopotamia exhibit, but managed to get a few more in, including Genesis-- a photography exhibit by Sabastião Salgado. The entire point of Salgado's collection of photographs was to capture cultures of the world that still hold true to the traditions of their past, and parts of the world that remain untouched by evolution.

Out of the entire exhibit this one image completely captivated me. It made me comprehend in an instant the effect photography can have on the world. The power and grace that lies within this woman's expression, but more importantly her posture and the strength with which she holds herself up, made me want to fly to Namibia just to shake her hand.

She should be the poster woman for the women of the world.

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