Last night as I was just catching up on some work things before I went to bed, I started looking at this Norman Rockwell book that my Grandma has in her apartment. If you’re unfamiliar with Norman Rockwell and his works, you most likely have still seen at least
one piece of his. He was an American painter and illustrator who was prolific for his “slice of life” realism that his pieces portrayed. Each of his works tells a historical story about what was going on in that moment of our American History. He began to really be recognized in the Great Depression and went right through both World Wars, The Civil Rights movement, into the Vietnam War. We lost Norman Rockwell in 1978 and were left with the gifts of his moments in time otherwise known as his life’s work.
Today, we have the benefit of photography that can be produced quickly with very limited resources but yet, we still get pictures that explain what is happening in our society and how we are moving forward as a society. I have a request to people following Project Kinect. Could you look through your pictures and if any really pop out and share what is happening in our country, past or present, could you email them to me at Gregg@projectkinect.com. I would like to use them in a photo essay here on the project as well as the online magazine, DiGn2it. Give me a little description of what was happening and what you were thinking. This would mean so much to me, thank you.
Here are a few of mine that I would possibly share with you in a project like this.