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Joy Phoenix

I received my first camera in 1953 when I was in second grade. Like many kids in those days the camera I got was a Kodak Brownie. The first time I remember using my camera was on a day away from school; we went on a Circle Tour around Manhattan. Perhaps that’s why I associate photography with “travel”.

Journeys around the world, and at home, provide me the opportunity to capture images and memories for posterity.

I’m drawn to details: natural, architectural, abstract & human. Fragments of everyday life, and moments in time captured in a “memory box”. French photographer  Jacques Henri Lartigue referred to his camera as an “image trap” and all things captured add up to a documentation of observations.

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