Finding Stillness- Contemplative Photography

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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Come and explore the art  of photography as contemplative practice to cultivate sacred seeing. Participants will take/use photographs to integrate images with journal keeping, to deepen the way of seeing the holy beneath the surface of things. This practice may be used as a creative way to document one’s story, to process a loss or to honor/celebrate a particular experience. Instruction will include prompts, scripture, and poetry for photographic exploration.

You will be encouraged to share your work with the group, and will leave with the beginnings of a photo journal.
Emphasis is on the process, rather than on the technical aspects of photography. An IPhone is sufficient for taking pictures (no fancy equipment is necessary). Also, please bring a blank journal to class, for writing exercises. As long as weather cooperates, we will go outside to take pictures.

About the leader(s)

Ingrid Cyros

Ingrid Cyros  is a workshop and retreat facilitator, and life-long artist whose passion is exploring the relationship between creativity and spirituality. She has also led classes to introduce the practice of integrating photographic image and journal keeping, to focus, to commemorate, heal, and celebrate. She has presented her personal photographic work, “Mourning Journal”, to professional, academic and religious groups, to encourage the use of art for processing loss. 
Ingrid earned a M.Div. and Certificate in Spiritual and Pastoral Care, at Andover Newton Theological School, in 2013.

Ingrid lives in Newburyport with her husband.  She is mother of two adult children.