1000 Words: Symbolic Images.

by Chris Kamalski

How do you synthesize a year into 6 images? Bryan Ward asked us to reflect upon this impossible feat this morning in our Conversation, and then gave us an hour to pick a person, a thought, or an image (Of course I chose images!) to symbolize the year.  It was a surprisingly difficult, yet meaningful task for me to complete!  Much could be written about these images, and the stories behind the stories that the photos themselves tell, but that can come later.  This is, in fact, a series dedicated to letting images tell the stories that words usually convey!

ORIENTATION

Our crew: A unique group of creative individuals who have grown into family this year.

Our crew: A unique group of creative individuals who have grown into family this year.

LISTENING

Pressing in to hear the voice of God in culture, we visited Huis Judea, an organization working with a poor Afrikaner community in Pretoria.

Pressing in to hear the voice of God in culture, we visited Huis Judea, an organization working with a poor Afrikaner community in Pretoria.

SUBMERGING

3 days submerging in Soshanguve: A radically slow life of walking and sitting with the guys.

3 days submerging in Soshanguve: A radically slow life of walking and sitting with the guys.

INVITING

An invitation for creative imagery (always within me) to ooze out.

An invitation for creative imagery (always within me) to ooze out.

CONTENDING

Contending for the hearts of my Hospice Care Workers through a fun photo shoot. Petunia Kabongo killing it.

Contending for the hearts of my Hospice Care Workers through a fun photo shoot. Petunia Kabongo killing it.

CONTENDING, PART II

The best part of the Contending Posture.

The best part of the Contending Posture.

IMAGINING

Meet your Imagination. It comes and goes, but you can always invite it back for a stay.

Meet your Imagination. It comes and goes, but you can always invite it back for a stay.