A rabbi preaching vividly, a group of teenagers chanting and waving flags downtown during my career as a photojournalist, I lived for the action shots: the excited gestures of a school board member discussing plans. To me, the absolute most energetic photos always told the biggest and best stories. They made me feel necessary for being there, for capturing the superheroes into the brief moment to fairly share with everyone else. The softer moments paled in comparison, and I looked at them as irrelevant.
It took about one second to tear down one year’s worth of belief.
The concept dawned I was trapped within the distraught weight in the girl’s eyes on me when. Sometimes the moments that speak the loudest aren’t the noisiest or perhaps the most energetic. Sometimes they’re quiet, soft, and peaceful.
Now, I still don’t completely understand who i doing homework will be and who I want to really be, but, would you? I’m not a superhero—but that does mean i don’t n’t want to save the world. There are just so many ways to do it.
You don’t always have to be loud to inflict change. Sometimes, it begins quietly: a snap for the shutter; a scrape of ink on paper. A breathtaking photograph; an astonishing lede. I’ve noticed the impact creativity can have and how powerful it is to harness it.
So, with this, I make people think and understand those surrounding them. I play devil’s advocate in discussions about ethics and politics. I persuade those around us to think past what they know to the scary territory of what they don’t—so to make people feel. Continue reading “Some examples that are ready-made different essay topics.”