A year ago, as the reality of the global situation sank in, I posted a photograph of a lone priest in the vastness of St Peter’s Square taken by my friend Cindi Emond. It spoke to the heart of what much of the world was feeling at the time: loneliness, confusion and abandonment. Almost a year to the day, a virtual exhibition of Cindi’s photographs has opened as part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.
A century ago a natural disaster brought loneliness, confusion, and abandonment to a small Italian village in the Abruzzo. FOR ALL THE “I LOVE YOU’S” WE FORGOT TO SAY tells the story of that village A century ago a natural disaster brought loneliness, confusion, and abandonment to a small Italian village in the Abruzzo.Cindi’s photographs and words are a melancholy but powerful examination of a world that changed in a heartbeat but also in many ways forged on despite the change. A left click on the entrance to the exhibition will take you inside.
Congratulations on a beautiful and moving photo essay Cindi and thank you.
The word for May 2nd is:
Abandon /əˈbandən/: [1. verb 2. noun]
1.1 Cease to support or look after someone or some thing; desert.
1.2 Give up completely (a course of action, a practice, or a way of thinking)
2. Complete lack of inhibition or restraint.
Late Middle English from Old French abandoner, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + bandon ‘control’ (related to ban).