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Stories Captured Stories Told

“Ito’s black-and-white photographs offer a chronicle of one woman’s journey to expand her humanity. … an important contribution to the museum’s growing collection of documentary photography,” said Susan Fisher Sterling, Chief Curator http://www.nmwa.org.   To leaf through Cherel Ito’s book … Continue reading

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Open Doors and Open Heart

“The flowers in your eyes are more beautiful than those in the fields.” ~ Cherel Ito  From this quotation, it would seem that Cherel Ito was seduced by her subject’s eyes. However, it was not the eyes that held mystery … Continue reading

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One-of-A-Kind Soul and Spirit

“ My photography is committed to ….unrehearsed moments of human expression.” ~Cherel Ito  Cherel Ito’s work as a producer and editor in the filmmaking industry was a natural extension of her photography. Her interests led her to produce and edit … Continue reading

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Character Adds Strength

“I still find Japan hard to describe. It is more like praying.” ~ Cherel Ito  Nine days before catastrophic events hit Japan, a blog entitled “Harmony among People” was featured on this blog site Through the Lens of Her Camera: … Continue reading

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Keeping the Embers Going

“Where life is hard people depend upon and help each other.” ~ Cherel Ito  This photo was taken many years ago by photographer Cherel Ito. The image was captured through the lens of her camera in the 1960’s, before our … Continue reading

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Haitian Happiness

“Haiti is so gentle and romantic…the mysteries of this island run deep.”~ Cherel Ito  Photographer Cherel Ito knew about dreams! A dream of hers was fulfilled as she traveled to Haiti capturing it’s people, using her insightful eye, through the lens of … Continue reading

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Dignity and Opportunity

“No matter what our faith, we can still come together.”                 ~ Cherel Ito In the year 1978, Cherel Ito fulfilled her dreams of traveling to Africa on a quest to capture photographic images of a  culture that at the time, far … Continue reading

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