In June 2018, a collection of 36 of my photos will be featured in a Photographic Exhibition in Leipzig, Germany. The exhibition will take place in the Diakoniekrankenhaus Leipzig Radiologie, Georg-Schwarz-Straße 49, 04177 Leipzig. The exhibition will continue until January 2019.
The image I have chosen to represent the exhibition is the crocus flower. I have chosen this image, because in the midst of the ugly, smelly mud, this beautiful flower was blooming.
The exhibition will be featured in a hospital that also cares for patients with terminal illness. Anyone who has experienced a major illness, or watched a family member battle a major illness, knows that it changes your perspective on life.
I observed this in my mother's life. She appreciated the small things, flowers, birds singing, the sun, the blue sky. I've also personally experienced this myself while battling Lyme Disease.
The photo also symbolises the isolation that people struggling with sickness often feel. I think my mother would have loved this photo, and I pray that this image inspires people to appreciate the world around them.
I also pray that the image will cause people to continue to fight and hold on to HOPE, because as the blind author Helen Keller once said, "Even though life is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it".
Copyright © 2018 Peter Sewell