Photography is a passport into life in the world outside of ourselves, as well as a powerful way to come to understand who we are.
Who is this person who, through the possession of a camera, has made a profound connection to another human being? Who is that person who can photograph a surgery, hike over crevasses, climb fire escapes for the view, wander in and out of crowded, foreign spaces, fall in love with the shapes of trees, or giraffes?
Then, after hours or years of studying our images; the composition, the direction of the light, the chosen moment, we come to know what our vision tells us about who we are.
—Mariette Pathy Allen, photographer
Photograph © Cory Rice