Can photos talk? Sometimes a single picture can paint a thousand words if you stop and take a moment to look at it. This week’s Photo Challenge by Swiss-based architect and photographer Frédéric Biver of fakeormistake uses two photographs side by side to create a dialogue and tell a story between them that would not exist if the photo was presented alone. It is a fascinating concept that made me reflect deeply on the importance of each individual’s perception of a photo and its meaning.
A dialogue can be created by similarities in shapes, colors or forms. It can also be created by two photos taken from a different angle or perspective. In my case, I tend to snap away at whatever seems to attract my attention at a certain time and place, using the photos together or in a series of photos to create a story and dialogue of that one specific moment in time.
Here are some dialogues I’ve captured from my travels. See if you can find a story from within.
Location: Project Mercy’s Lie and Wait house for expectant mothers who walk at least two hours on foot to reach the nearest hospital.
Location: At a large urban slum in the heart of New Delhi.
Girl in red dress
Location: At a Day Care Center for disadvantaged children in La Ceiba, Honduras where I volunteered in 2012.
Location: Havana, Cuba a place awash in restoration and disrepair.
Location: Antigua, Guatemala.
For a savior
Location: Above Manang, Nepal lives a 94-year-old monk in a cave monastery.
Can you find the stories and dialogue within these photos?
This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue. To view more entries click here.
Wow! I am speechless. The photos tell marvelous stories all without words.
Thanks so much! I thought this challenge was tricky. 🙂
Love all of them!
some wonderful images … hidden stories
Thank you! Yes some hidden stories indeed. That is why I love these photos. 🙂
These photos are telling stories, very moving stories… Thanks, Nicole.
Thanks Amy! 🙂
See? I knew you could do it. 🙂 That cow is gorgeous. What a number of amazing places you’ve been!
Thanks Janet! It took a little time but I found something that worked! 🙂
Such a powerful and moving post Nicole. Thank you for sharing your journeys 🙂
Glad you enjoyed the post Andrew! 🙂
Wonderful Nicole. I am with Andrew above, very powerful.
Thanks Sue! 🙂
Superb Nicole, you’ve let me speechless; you do know how much I like this post. You have not only selected the most appropriate pairs of photos, but such thoughtful ones. That pair from Cuba… my goodness!
Thanks Jaime! 🙂
Absolutely amazing photos, Nicole. Each one has a special story to tell, and to think that you’ve been there and experienced each of these situations. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂
So glad you enjoyed Sylvia. I had fun putting the post and photos together. 🙂
I have always felt that your travel photos tell a touching story Nicole.
Thanks LuAnn! 🙂
I always enjoy seeing your images, some of which are in places we have shared separately.
Likewise Lulu! 🙂
All the photography in this post is amazing. So raw. We love the climbing photo the best, definitely on the bucket list!
Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed all the photos! It was fun for me to put the post together.
i thought that the first image would be my favorite, as it is strong and classic and captures her noble spirit.. but then there was a surprise shot with you smiling back as the young girl crimps your tresses – i loved it and every photo.
thank you! z
Wonderful Lisa! I loved how this adorable little girl wanted to braid my hair. It was such a special moment of connection between us.
Wow, excellent interpretation of the challenge. I loved them all!
Thank you so much!