Lani Alpert Hall wrote that Cherel Ito “always interpreted her world with depth and subtext…details moved her.”
To be able to recognize and capture a wide range of emotions, is a talent that photographers strive for. It is for this reason, Cherel Ito’s work has lived on timelessly in her book “Through the Lens of Her Camera” and in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington, DC. www.nwma.org.
Cherel Ito’s world was wide and she fulfilled her dream through her photography. Her life took her to far off places to capture images of people and cultures all over the globe. From what we know from Cherel’s journal writings and from her stunning photography, Cherel deeply understood the complexity of the human spirit. Without deep insight into people’s emotions, and the connections and she found with people all over the world, her photography would have been much more ordinary, much less unique.
During these uncertain economic times, people are slowly shifting from materialism to a more values-based society. It seems that Cherel Ito knew all along what many people are just now beginning to grasp. Her spirituality can be felt many years later through her photographic images and through her journal writings, where she always expressed herself truthfully and sensitively.
This Christmas, give that special photographer in your life a journal of images and writings that gives insight into the human condition and connects people of different countries, religions and beliefs through the common bond that we all share – humanity. To order Through the Lens of Her Camera http://bit.ly/gC2HV1.