When Love Begins, 2018
By Ami Vitale
“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happened better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb. (Don't Hesitate)” ― Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems Here
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This fine-art photograph will be printed with archival inks on Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 gsm, a museum grade 100% cotton Fine Art paper with a subtle texture and beautiful grain, reminiscent of the original genuine etching and printmaking papers.
National Geographic Magazine photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale has traveled to more than 100 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. Learn more about Ami Vitale.