American Response

PhotographerKyoshi Becker Mckizzie
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyCamera Improv
City/CountryPalmdale, United States
Technical InfoDigital Capture
Entry Description

Our society is unique for its ignorance. Americans often live in obliviousness to one another yet consuming an extraordinary amount of natural resources in return. Our automobiles, houses, clothing shielding us from other humans; Mp3 players and smartphones mask our personalities and faces. Our taxes paid to an endless distasteful cycle, one that builds upon war and consumerism. The public while unhappy, deny their reliance and loyalty to this perpetual yet unforgiving cycle. Only a small minority of the populace still seeks human interaction and emotion as it has existed for centuries.

About Photographer

We are living in two worlds. The world we see, and the world we perceive. As a human being, I have the power to relate to both worlds. While interacting with the physical existence of matter, I can pull the spiritual and emotional into this world space and time. As the physical world tries to take over our life, with technology, work, and the idea of success, we can be led into a cycle that often excludes emotion, warmth, intimacy, and genuine interactivity with others. As an artist, my work brings a mood or emotion to the many that have had it excluded from their daily routines. Pure art reveals the genuine and promotes spiritual communication. Art can often effect your emotions by its unique characteristics. The world inside the frame window can contain needed joy and hope. It can bring out a memory, inspire a bold move, and free one up from the duties of life. Art transcends the physical by reaching to where we often cannot go and giving us the opportunity to express who we are. Although I have been an artist 12 years, I didn’t discover photography as an art form until 2003. The new vision took me on a journey that allowed me to see art for more than what it really is. It allowed me to perceive.