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PHOTOSTAFF PERSONAL STATEMENTS
As photographers, we express ourselves through our lenses instead of
our words. We remember moments of our lives though the frames of our
cameras. You can't place a word count on the sentiment of a photograph of
a loved one or special place. This week, Photostaff presents a collection of
moments that tell their personal stories.

Growing up surrounded by adults whose lives were defined by manual labor, I have gained
a immense admiration and respect for workers who make things with their hands.

The unusually stressful events that have punctuated the end of this summer in Ann Arbor have made simple
moments in beautiful places with gracious friends even more valuable to me.

I took this in North Bend, WA, which I consider to be my favorite place on earth. This photo
means so much to me because it sums up what I love most about North Bend and, to some
extent, what I love most about life: family, dogs, and an abundance of trees.

This is my grandmother, Charlotte Charter, at the family brunch where we celebrated her 90th The emotions I have when I look at this picture are indescribable. There is a dimension about this photograph that
birthday this past May. She is a World war iI U.S. Navy veteran and mother of six and has been a brings me to this moment and makes it all real again. To me, this photo represents quintessential Copenhagen: a
great role model and source of support throughout my life. As she turned 90 years old, I realized city and a culture that is more alive than anywhere I have ever been, and one of the few places that I can trulycall
that I have limited time left with this loving woman, soI cherish any happy memory with her. home. Ilam on Amagerbrogade, a street that will always mean something to me.

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