Sanctuary, Photo by Carl-Philppe Juste / Iris Photo Collective

Panel 9

The peace and resilience Dena Lowell has gained inspire her to create challenging photo projects. Food is a subject that’s close to her heart.   Photo Essay: Kitchen Builds Community Nothing unites us more than food: the communal table is part of our culture, history and humanity.  No matter who or where in the world one…

Dena Lowell Stretching, Photo by Carl-Philppe Juste / Iris Photo Collective

Panel 8

Peace and resilience come from different sources. Alongside her massage therapy sessions, photography is an important activity for Dena Lowell – both close to home and during travels. I took this photo exactly a year ago. You can smell the books and the wood and the cold air outside. Taken in a study room at…

Dena Lowell and Happy, Photo by Carl-Philppe Juste / Iris Photo Collective

Panel 7

Bloomberg Fellow, Dena Lowell is enormously grateful for big, fuzzy, “Happy” who’s ever vigilant while Dena receives restorative massage therapy. Dena invited photojournalists and workshop leaders Carl-Philippe Juste and C.W. Griffin to attend one of her sessions. Video by Iris PhotoCollective It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s…

Kim Iezzi and Mom, Photo by Carl-Philppe Juste / Iris Photo Collective

Panel 6

Video: “Mom’s New Life” is based on Kim’s bittersweet photo essay about her mother’s placement in a care facility near her home. Video by Iris PhotoCollective Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. –Aaron…

Photos by Carl-Philippe Juste & C.W. Griffin / Iris Photo Collective

Panel 5

Diary entry July 3, 2019 I felt excited this morning. I am going to photograph my mom today, think she will make a good portrait subject. Not sure how I will “frame” her, but will figure it out – anxious to get started on this project! –-–Kim Iezzi Besides creating her own photo essay, Kim invited workshop…

Mom's New Life Photo by C.W. Griffin / Iris PhotoCollective

Panel 4

Kim Iezzi As one of the Big Picture Fellows, Kim Iezzi uses her immersion in photojournalism to capture images of her mother and explore their relationship. I live in the past because it’s the only place I can find you anymore. –Beau Taplin She finds support from the workshop leaders, Carl-Philippe Juste, C.W. Griffin, her…

Bloomberg Fellows

Panel 3

Five of the 15 Bloomberg Fellows were selected for a documentary project by Iris PhotoCollective. Geoff Bergey was introduced in the first two panels. Here, we see the other four fellows: Kim Iezzi, Darian Williams, Maria Nelson and Dena Lowell. Elements of their stories of healing and resilience unfold through the Big Picture: Resilience photo…

Geoff Bergey, Photo by Carl-Philippe Juste

Panel 2

Big Picture Fellow, Geoff Bergey’s photos encompass a range of moods. There are people far worse off than me. –Geoff Bergey   A selection of Geoff’s other subjects can be seen on Panel 11. View the other panels

Drone shot of Bike Path

Panel 1

Geoff Bergey Geoff Bergey is one of the five Big Picture Fellows who participated in photo workshops led by Carl-Philippe Juste and C.W. Griffin during the summer of 2019. They explored the use of photojournalism as a vehicle for self-expression, resiliency, bearing witness, and capturing history. Panel 2 and Panel 11 showcase some of Geoff’s photography. Journaling was…

Resilience The Big Picture

Information Panel A

You are at Information Panel A (Near Panel #1) Map of Parkland Recreation & Enrichment Center Site Click on any numbered map marker for artist info Then, for street directions, click right arrow on red bar. PHOTOJOURNALISM ENLARGED The Cities of Coral Springs and Parkland, along with the Coral Springs Museum of Art, commissioned Carl…