human symbolism & photography

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The new photo challenge theme is “Symbol” – and with it, a reflection on life, perception, and photography:

“Symbolism is uniquely human. We use symbols to represent intangible things like our beliefs and emotions, and to convert the abstract into something understandable. We may also use symbols to simplify and convey information.

Photography is often the same; an image illustrates a single moment in time, or captures an object in perpetuity. Much like symbols, photographs, too, may conjure vivid memories and mean a wide range of things to different people.”

A good theme to reflect while going through files. It made me think of basic shapes – and of this symbolic cirlce of figures. This is in Mallorca, in a gallery with art garden.

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Here’s the stream of “Symbol” photos + the call: photo challenge “Symbol”

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