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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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Finding Inspiration in the Everyday

“Get up early to take photos of the marketplace…melons, pears, fish…bought bread from back seat of a car from a very happy man.” ~ Cherel Ito Many artists are stereo-typically said to be self absorbed in themselves and their craft, … Continue reading

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A Product of Art and Soul

“I have learned to be at peace doing nothing – to empty the mind- simplify and curb desires.” ~ Cherel Ito  Creative economy has been the buzzword in pockets all over the United States. It is about living a life … Continue reading

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Mysterious Natural Disasters

“Cholera outbreaks, temporary encampments, destroyed infrastructure, death and injury tallies 300,000, international aid arriving daily, food and water shortages, NGOs present by the scores and very hard-pressed to find images of happiness, fulfillment and contentment.” If Cherel Ito were to … Continue reading

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Documenting the Past

“..only two obstacles – camera broken and Indians refuse photos, But I take it all into my heart.” ~ Cheryl Ito Many of Cherel Ito’s photographic journeys took her to places outside of the United States. During the late 1960’s … Continue reading

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A Sociological Study in Cultures

“There aren’t as many unanswerables as one might think. Thought in it’s purest form is a basis for sanity, curiosity, awareness.” ~ Cherel Ito   The book Through the Lens of Her Camera is a study in sociology, of sorts. This … Continue reading

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Capturing Beauty in Aging

“Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.” ~ Cherel Ito  Well, it is a New Year! With each year added to their lives, human beings ripen a little more. Many do not like the physical changes … Continue reading

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