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Cynthia Henebry

A Look At… Cynthia Henebry.  Henebry’s body of work poses a candid and inquisitive look on family dynamics and the complexities of being a child.

For whatever series of simple or complex reasons, I don’t remember most of my childhood, and it remains a grand and intriguing mystery to me. I take pictures of other people’s children as well as my own out of a deep curiosity to understand what might have happened to me, and also what happens to the children in my life now. What kinds of tragedies and hurts, but also what kindnesses and inner resiliencies that compensate for the way the world infringes upon us all. 

I have never subscribed to the view that children have it easier than we do- that their lives are less complicated, or their emotions any simpler. On the contrary, there is so much about the world that is out of their control, and which they are struggling to understand. At the same time, their availability to the present moment opens them up to beautiful and profound experiences every single day.   You can check out Cynthia Henebry’s work on her website and blog.
A Look At... Cynthia Henebry