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Gallery Three: Expressing human values

As a teacher of photojournalism, I have always stressed the importance of conveying ideas through pictures that express basic human values -- those emotions, beliefs, traditions, and knowledge that we understand and share as human beings. To me, expressive photography is built around a triangle of principles. Abstraction, a principle demonstrated in Gallery One, runs down one side of that triangle. Incongruity, demonstrated in Gallery Two, runs down the other side. And at its base is the principle of Human Values. Without the support of Human Values, demonstrated in this Gallery, expression can not really take place. In this gallery, I'll share with you some of my travel images that will show you how Human Values express ideas, generally selected from my archive of digital travel articles posted at

This gallery is presented in "blog" style. A large thumbnail is displayed for each image, along with a detailed caption explaining how I intended to express my ideas. If you click on the large thumbnail, you can see it in its full size, as well as leave comments and read the comments of others. I hope you will be able to participate in the dialogue. I welcome your comments, suggestions, ideas, and questions, and will be delighted to respond.