This month we explore the senses beyond sight. If pictures are our eyes, then songs are our ears, and both meet somewhere close to the heart. Our images, like song, evoke an emotion from either the past or maybe one we’ve just discovered. They both tug at something we cannot explain, but still we see, we listen and we share. Music adds a sound and a rhythm that can add a layer of depth and meaning to the stillness of a photograph. Whether that makes us cry or dance, what we are seeing and hearing makes us feel something deeply and often collectively.
We welcome you to the August issue of X: Our Collective Offering where the theme this month is Song. We dedicate the issue to you—our collective community—with images and essays and links to music that we want you to experience and enjoy. We would be honored if you passed it along too, sharing with your own collective, whether that’s family or friends. Let’s welcome everyone into this creative community.
Join us this month by using the August hashtag, #ourcollectivesong as well as #ourcollective, #shuttersisters and #thecameramen. We appreciate this growing community so much and love seeing what you see, what you hear and how you share.