CONNIE FRISBEE HOUDE
As a humanitarian photojournalist I strive to depict the spirit and sacredness of people and their surroundings. The cultural heritage and way of life of many people are often threatened by global events, war and industrialization. I focus on the nobleness of these people as they strive to keep their autonomy, culture and community alive. While each group maintains its own cultural identity many attributes, expressions and concerns of living are universal, creating a sense of brotherhood, a global village.
I have combined my love for travel and adventure with my interest in sharing my experiences. I create photo essays with the images as they are placed in an exhibitions or digital essays created by combining them with narrative, interviews, site sounds, poetry and/or music. The countries represented in my work to date are Afghanistan, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Columbia, Coratia, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Togo, Uganda, United States, and Vietnam.
A colleague has described my work with these words. “Along with the sheer beauty of her photographs what I admire is her ability to capture the people and their lives in all their human depths. When she has an opportunity to present her work it makes an impact on the viewer. It is not only Connie looking at the people, but the people looking back at us.”
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