The Week in Review #5
The past week of posts and links on Rear Curtain carried us from the waters of Australia to the rail-tunnels of London. From the haunting visuals of a rescue mission for survivors of an airline crash to the joy a mother experiences homeschooling her children.
Rear Curtain was proud to host a 3-part photoessay series by Charlene Winfred. We loved the contrasty images and the accompanying first-person narrative of her experience aboard the tugboat The Bunbury. If you haven’t viewed it yet, please do, and leave some comments for Charlene, we know she would like to see them.
We linked to Kristen of The Frugalgirl for a glimpse into the lighter side of homeschooling her children and for an example that stories are contained in the simple moments in our daily lives. We linked to a National Geographic video that showed how to plan and organize photos of those simple moments into photoessays. SilentUK offered us beautifully stark and industrial photos from a clandestine trip into London’s abandoned underground mail-rail system. Conversely, Fresh Roads shared some beautifully colorful images of the different landscapes of the Netherlands.
Lastly, we linked to two LA Times photoessays. The first, a video of a mortician’s efforts to help families who have lost loved ones to carry-on. The second, a bleak and visually arresting account from an LA Times staff photographer of a 1969 jet-liner crash in the Pacific outside of Los Angeles.
Taken as a whole, this past week’s posts and links show that photoessays can be made from nationwide news or from simple, personal moments in life. We have been humbled and excited by the response to Rear Curtain over the past 5 weeks. Thank you. But we want more! We want your story. It doesn’t have to be earth-shattering or the ultimate tale. A photoessay just takes some planning and some soul. Read over the past 5 weeks of Rear Curtain for inspiration or pitch us an idea we can give feedback on.
Show us something we haven’t seen. Teach us something new. Introduce us to someone interesting. Share your story.