Thru-Hikers - Juried
As a society Americans are obsessed with things. So obsessed that there is a $38 billion dollar industry dedcated to self-storage. What is the story is in our love of things? Is our love of things telling us about ourselves? Even this image is another thing that represents a thing. Why? Why take a picture of old boots? They look grungy, smelly, not really like beautiful art. But are these just boots? Are they just things or is there more to the story? With creativity in placement, lighting and background this image tells the story of boots that witnessed intense grit, sweat, and determination. They, with me, backpacked 2,189 miles and 245,000 feet of elevation gain that is the Appalachian Trail journey. They are reminding me that I am a strong, determined and capable woman. What story is lurking in your things?
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