Why I take Pictures (now: Receive images)

The image above was received by Reemberto Rodriguez, December 2016 in Cuba. (The article below is published by Richard Rhor’s Daily Meditations.) Receiving Images Artist and author Christine Valters Paintner explores how we might reconsider traditional approaches to photography. Instead of “taking” pictures, she asks us to “receive” images similar to how we might welcome …

Letter asking our elected officials for solidarity with Cubans in Cuba

Letter asking our elected officials for solidarity with Cubans in Cuba Reemberto Rodriguez (July 20, 2021) Dear {elected official} Please consider making a statement about Cuba. Soon. Time is of essence. The Cuban people in Cuba are crying out, demonstrating, and protesting for the most basic of rights: The right to peacefully gather and express …

2020: A Transformative Year. The Year of The Great Pause for some and The Great Pain for others

2020: A Transformative Year. The Year of The Great Pause for some and The Great Pain for others Note: This reflection is based mostly on conversations (verbal and written) with friends much more enlightened than I, and my reading – and video watching – of popular and faith media. I owe these sources lots of …