Photographs As Poetry

May 20, 2021

Recently I had the privilege of studying with Kevin Pilkington, an amazing writer, poet, and teacher I plan to take another workshop with him in July at Maine Media College  Kevin is a gifted and generous teacher and my poetry writing skills have grown exponentially over the past several months.

One of the gems that Kevin shared with us in class was a quote by Semonides, a Greek poet in the 7th Century BC. This poet once said, “Painting is silent poetry and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.” I believe that this is equally true for photography.