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GRATEFUL photography project

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You can now see all of the images from my third photography project, GRATEFUL on my website, I hope you are able to check them out:

In GRATEFUL, Carissa Sindon explores and documents with photographic images and written statements, the gratitude of a cross-section of people in our larger Boise community. She was inspired to create a project about gratitude because the more we pay attention to what is right in our worlds, the happier we are. Carissa also hopes GRATEFUL helps people connect and appreciate each other by focusing more on the good stuff in life because there is so much of it!

I heard from many people who have been moved by the project. Sometimes it can seem like there are too many awful things happening in the world, but I believe this project offers some light. There are many people who helped to make it happen ~ THANK YOU for your kind words, going to the project exhibitions, financial support, and for volunteering to be subjects.

You can also view images from my first two photography projects, SEEN and JOY! on my website!

All GRATEFUL exhibitions will be free and open to the public. There is no cost to be a subject in GRATEFUL. This project is funded entirely by the generous support of people like you!

About Carissa: Carissa Sindon is a Boise, Idaho-based photographer with a primary interest in photographing people. With her photography projects, SEEN, JOY!, and GRATEFUL, she has photographed a diverse group of subjects, asked them to complete the same sets of statements, and created exhibitions around their portraits. Through these projects, Carissa aims to empower her subjects by providing a place for self-expression where people can be seen and heard. It is also her hope that those who view her projects will ponder the same questions and that will allow them to connect with themselves on a deeper level, and gain further insight into their own lives. Above all, Carissa hopes her projects help people connect and come together over their commonalities and shared humanity because the desire for this is a human universal.

One of the strengths of Carissa's projects is the diversity of her subjects. She finds her subjects a variety of ways: some are people she knows, others are referred by friends, or recruited through social media. Sometimes Carissa meets people at a grocery store, restaurant, or coffee shop and asks them to be in her projects. She has also connected with various community groups which has allowed people the opportunity to participate in a photography project who otherwise may not be exposed to art. 

I also sell my art on Etsy:

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Carissa Sindon
Boise, ID

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