Let Her Thrive

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Photgraphic Impact

Let Her Thrive

This May/June the Picture Christians Project will launch a new initiative called Thrive. The idea behind Thrive is that while the war against the Islamic State in Iraq is being won, the battle for the lives and futures of its victims is just beginning. Thrive will coordinate activities for the Assyrian Christian and Yezidi victims of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, taking real steps designed to help them regain their sense of self and self worth, the both of which have...

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Joy

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Photgraphic Impact, Some good news

Joy

It’s a new year again. Among all the gifts given and received this Christmastide, the one thing that most people want, at least according to the National Institute of Health – is happiness, joy. And why not? The first gift of the nativity given by the heavenly hosts to the shepherds was the “good news of great joy” because “a savior has been born for you, who is Messiah and Lord.” That is good news, and yet during the Christmastide so many of us fall into depression,...

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Just one look

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Featured, Middle East, Photgraphic Impact

Just one look

I can remember the first time that I walked into the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and saw this portrait of Vincent van Gough. (Left: Vincent van Gough, self-portrait, 1889. Copyright, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France) He painted it in 1889, and it is believed to be his last self-portrait before his suicide in 1890. Having visited his grave as well as the wheatfield where he shot himself, those piercing blue eye had a profound effect on me. I do not know if you’ve...

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The Greater Danger

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Middle East, Photgraphic Impact, Terror's Handiwork

The Greater Danger

Tent Life Hundreds of Assyrian families, young and old, are wasting away in IDP camps and temporary housing in northern Iraq. « ‹ 1 of 2 › »   August 7th marked the two year anniversary of the invasion of Qaraqosh, Iraq, by the Islamic State. Qaraqosh (sometimes called Bakhdida) is an ancient Assyrian city located just southeast of Mosul and was, in 2014, completely overrun by Islamic State fighters. I was in Iraq at the end of August, 2014, not far from Qaraqosh....

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The Power of Photography

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Media, Photgraphic Impact

The Power of Photography

  Photography is a way of communicating, a way of feeling and connecting. I recently got to spend some time with my good friend Sheila Liaugminas on her wonderful program A Closer Look talking about (conversation begins at 30:46) a photograph of a little girl from Africa. Have a listen, spend some time with the image, and tell me what it says to...

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