My love of photography started while spending a year of my youth in India with my family while my parents were on sabbatical. My mother is a college professor who taught Indian Religions, and I was raised on the stories of this country where gods and goddesses roamed the earth with people. I loved the idea of the festivals and especially loved Holi Festival where the ritual is that everyone becomes equals for a day by wearing white and walking out the door makes you a target for the kids that come running at you to peg you with flying colored powder and paint. While we were there, my eleven year old eyes were opened to another kind of world and I had that epiphany of realizing how small I was in the grand scheme of things. This was also brought to bear by the assassination of Indira Ghandi while we were there living in New Delhi. While that was going on I saw the fragility of life, which filled me with the desire to catalogue the people I treasure. This series reflects that desire.
Amelia's ArtPrize Entries
These are Amelia's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.