Monthly Archives: December 2020

Body Impolitic’s Notes on Sane(r) Holidays in 2020

Laurie and Debbie say:

First, there is nothing sane about 2020. All of us are experiencing pandemic fatigue and pandemic brain, and many are experiencing worse. Denying that to ourselves just makes things even rougher.

We hope you are all staying home and staying safe for the holidays. If you are not, please be as cautious and thoughtful as you can, to protect your own health and that of others.

If you are staying home and you love and miss your family, this is a hard time to be away from people you care about. Stay in touch by phone and internet, make little rituals with each other to minimize the distance, and look forward to better holidays in 2021.

If you are staying home and your family is difficult for whatever reason, enjoy the break!

We will see you in January 2021, when there will be wider vaccine distribution and not too many days to a new administration.

Stay safe and well!

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Pandemic Shadows in “–scapes” exhibition in Budapest

Laurie says:

I’m really happy that my Pandemic Shadow photos are on exhibit again in Europe. They’ve been in Barcelona, Rome and Budapest. This time they are in the exhibition –scapes, a curated international exhibition at the PH21 Gallery in Budapest. The exhibition runs from December 17, 2020 – January 9, 2021. (Photos below are in the exhibition.)


It’s being very exciting to do the work and see the shadows and reflections as the light changes with time. I just put up a new photo in my Instagram Gallery that was shot in the very low sun light that illuminates the sidewalk near the Solstice.


There are all sorts of natural and artificial scenes that capture the attention of photographers, compel and inspire them to pause, observe and create an image for the sake of the scene and convey a personal interpretation of what they see. These types of photographs go by a variety of names; they are called landscapes, cityscapes, streetscapes, seascapes, waterscapes, cloudscapes, or even desertscapes, treescapes, bodyscapes, and the like. Among these photographs the most successful ones go well beyond the mere recording of the visual qualities of a place as they bear the marks of the interpretive insights of the photographer. They make us contemplate a scene as meaningful and significant. For it is never challenging to merely re-present; it takes a novel conception of the scene to engage us, viewers, through the keen eyes and the creative mind of the photographer.

I’m looking forward to shadow walks in these end of light days.


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