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Restorative justice pioneer Howard Zehr is also an accomplished photographer. He begins his latest book with a confession—"I have written this book in part to encourage myself to slow down, to heighten my imagination, to ...
Restorative justice pioneer Howard Zehr is also an accomplished photographer. He begins his latest book with a confession—"I have written this book in part to encourage myself to slow down, to heighten my imagination, to renew myself while I gain a new view of the creation and the creator."
With this book, Zehr makes a gift to anyone who would like to couple photography with seeing and thinking more deeply. In each chapter he offers a Purpose, a Problem, and an Activity with a camera in order to "practice mindfulness."
You'll not need a fancy camera, but if you have one it won't hurt. Zehr's chapter-by-chapter exercises are aimed at heightening visual awareness and imagination—all while doing good and working for justice.
A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.
|Why this Little Book?||3|
|About this book||5|
|Equipment and knowledge||6|
|Exercise: "Tuning Up" our eyes||10|
|Exercise: I see/feel/think||12|
|2||Changing Our Lens||14|
|Exercise: Photograph without viewfinder||19|
|Exercise: Receiving an image||21|
|Hindrances to receptivity||25|
|Exercise: Exploring the ordinary||27|
|Exercise: Break the rules||29|
|4||An Attitude of Wonder||31|
|Exercise: Exploring abstraction||36|
|Exercise: Finding mystery in the familiar||38|
|5||Seeing the Light||40|
|Characteristics of light||41|
|Exercise: Playing with light||48|
|Exercise: Meditating with light||50|
|Exercise: Finding metaphors||57|
|Exercise: Exploring your metaphors||59|
|Exercise: Where is the energy?||66|
|Exercise: Disciplined seeing||68|
|8||With Respect and Humility||71|
|Exercise: Taking stock||73|
|Readings and Sources||81|
|About the Author||82|
Posted November 28, 2014
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