The 2022 SEQCC “Out and About Capturing Life” exhibit shares images where the artist is focused on capturing that decisive moment.  It is a moment that they have found interesting. It’s the story that they want to share.

The artist has spent time seeing what’s interesting to the eye. They have taken visual notes at various times of the day and waited for interesting subjects to enter the frame.

Here are some quotes from famous photographers that were used to inspire the artists:

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
– Dorothea Lange –

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
– Aaron Siskind –

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
– Elliott Erwitt –

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
– Ted Grant –