Photography

“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”

Eudora Welty

Paradise

Paradise

I haven’t seen St. John’s Virgin Island now for several years, but the year I snapped this photo was a tough one. I was lucky to make the trip, and I am still grateful for the beauty this island never fails to give to the world. (Click on the image for a...
Sheep by Association

Sheep by Association

Luke Blevins, born and raised in Southwest Missouri, consistently felt the social pressure to pursue a heterosexual lifestyle. His work is an attempt to show his perception of the world and how he interacts with it. Autobiographical in origin, Luke’s work...
London’s Calling

London’s Calling

I took this photo a few years ago on a trip with my parents to London. Although most people take tourist photos of London’s iconic London Eye, I was more fascinated with the nearby flying swing. It was sunny and warm outside—not typical London weather but the perfect...
Upstate Glass Menagerie

Upstate Glass Menagerie

What fragile fantasies have thrived in this house? (Click on the image for a high-resolution version.) April Ford won a 2016 Pushcart Prize for her short story “Project Fumarase.” The Poor Children (SFWP, 2015), her debut collection of stories, won Grand Prize for the...
Beach Debris

Beach Debris

The Pacific coast here is woefully lacking in collectible sea shells, but the tide line is often full of remnants of local life like this, commonplace snails and mussels. (Click on the image for a high-resolution version.) Pat Tompkins is an editor in the San...
The Light in Blue

The Light in Blue

To me, there are so many beautiful and inspiring creations in the world. I see magic in everything around me. It doesn’t have to be a man pulling a rabbit from a hat for me to find wonder in it. This picture was taken right outside of a home in the suburbs of Chicago....