photo show 2016

This year's photo show is here. Corps members and staff were given one disposable film camera with only 27 exposures at our Opening Retreat. Throughout the fall and winter, we engaged with photography as a spiritual practice, a way of paying attention to God and what God is doing in our world. We asked ourselves the questions,  "Where do I see God?" and "How does God see the world?" These twelve photos are the best of each roll. 

GOD LOOKS OUT OVER GALAPAGO  As the house had all but cleared out before Thanksgiving, I decided to take a stroll out in what happened to be the biggest snow storm Denver had seen so far since my arrival. As I came back from Santa Fe Drive’s Art District, I noticed a man shoveling snow by himself along 3rd Ave. I also saw the mural of what I perceived to be God along Galapago, seemingly watching over this man, me, and all of Denver during this storm. A shiver came over me as I grabbed my camera- not from the cold, but from the realization that God was with me with every step I took.  -Andrew Watson

GOD LOOKS OUT OVER GALAPAGO 

As the house had all but cleared out before Thanksgiving, I decided to take a stroll out in what happened to be the biggest snow storm Denver had seen so far since my arrival. As I came back from Santa Fe Drive’s Art District, I noticed a man shoveling snow by himself along 3rd Ave. I also saw the mural of what I perceived to be God along Galapago, seemingly watching over this man, me, and all of Denver during this storm. A shiver came over me as I grabbed my camera- not from the cold, but from the realization that God was with me with every step I took.  -Andrew Watson

AN INVITATION  In our life journeys, we are always on the precipice of a new adventure. God invites us to cross the bridge into the unknown. Whether we walk, run, skate, or crawl, whether it takes us five seconds or five years to make it across, the journey is beautiful. The photograph is a celebration of that journey.  -Georgi Hicks

AN INVITATION 

In our life journeys, we are always on the precipice of a new adventure. God invites us to cross the bridge into the unknown. Whether we walk, run, skate, or crawl, whether it takes us five seconds or five years to make it across, the journey is beautiful. The photograph is a celebration of that journey.  -Georgi Hicks

WHERE GOD WALKS

Denver has a lot of mud and dirt in it, like this patch between the sidewalk and the street. No one would feature this spot on the Denver city website, but this patch is just as dear to God as the state Capitol or Washington Park. -David Burman

PERFECTLY OUT OF PLACE  

I passed that creek everyday on my way into DHS. It always seemed out of place amongst the metal of the bridge above it and the materials of the buildings around it. That's what I feel from God's beautiful moments in my life, perfectly out of place amongst daily normalcies. -Courtney Kotowski

forest light 

NIGHT MARKET 

Sometimes you find unexpected deliciousness in the universe. Stop and look at what has been created.        -Alaska Lam

THE URBAN DIVINE PROPORTIOn 

Being made in the image of God, we are able to use God’s rations and patterns to better the community.  -George Monroe

ENJOYING CREATION 

This is Brittany’s and my feet on the top of Hahn’s Peak in North Routt, looking south towards Steamboat Springs. Upon reaching the summit, we were instantly in awe of the splendor of creation that was laid out before us. I have always seen God most clearly in the natural world, and hiking to a point like this immerses you in that world and feels like stepping into a huge, perfect cathedral. -Harlowe Wang

THE TURNING

There is a brief window of time in September where the Aspen trees turn from green to gold. Sometimes it is no more than a weekend in which the entire landscape is transformed. I wait all year to spend one day basking in this beauty, knowing that it will be totally changed again in another few days. It’s a fleeting glimpse of God’s glory, frustrating in its brevity, and faithful in its consistency. -Catie Greene Robertson

 

UNENCUMBERED

It’s sweet and personal- God can look a whole lot like your dearest friend (who knows you best) coming to visit you in a new place. It gives you that sense of home- the laughter and soul connection provides enough courage to fully lean into the discomfort.       -Brittany Casavant

 

EMPATHY

There is middle school across the street from the Cathedral in Denver, which I often pass in my walks. The concrete sections of the walls which separate the campus from the street have all been decorated with brightly-colored street art by past students and community members. This particular part has delighted me since I first walked by it. It speaks to me of the joy and connection with God we find in community, in fellow human beings crossing the differences which can separate us with love and compassion, and yes– empathy. -Tory Moir

 

CAUTION 

I have always loved icicles, the bigger the better. I think I’m drawn to them the way I am drawn to many things that are beautiful and dangerous. A spiritual life that draws us closer to God is not always safe but it usually leads us to somewhere beautiful.     -Rebecca Crummey