The photos you’ll see in this space emanate from a few key themes. These themes have been critical to my heart and my mind as well as my photographic eye in the determination of what and how to “take my shots”. Taken individually and collectively, they offer you some insight into the way I see, view, and experience the world. This exhibit has been created and curated on two levels: photographically, by utilizing and drawing on these themes; psychologically, by seeking to understand their meaning through an intercultural and global lens.
About the Photographer
Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, Ed.D., is a Brooklyn, NY born and NYC-bred Jewish American Guy. He has traveled to 88 countries, and hopes someday to make it to the century mark. His travels and travails have generated wonderful stories for decades of entertainment. To this point, he wants you to note that as a child growing up in the Chelsea neighborhood in downtown Manhattan, he wanted to be a National Geo-graphic photographer. This exhibit is about as close as he will ever get to that childhood aspiration.
A cross-cultural/developmental psychologist by training, and an educator through experience, Daniel finds, frames, and creates his photographs to serve as both narratives and questions. He is simultaneously looking at, into, and beyond the visual field to evoke a sense of yearning and learning, longing, and belonging. He lives within his photos, feeling and sensing them with a wide range of emotions, engaging opposites, paradox, challenge, change, and, at moments, whimsy and serendipity. Daniel is particularly challenged and excited by photographic themes of boundaries, liminality, pathways and portals, lacunas, and the bridging of opposing forces.
Daniel’s lifelong training and abundant curiosity about “all things Jungian” brings about another dimension to his writing, poetry, and photographs. In his recent book, Journeying with Your Archetypes: The Search for Deeper Meaning in Daily Life (Booksmyth Press: Shelburne Falls, MA: 2018), he brings symbols and archetypes to life through his clear-minded observations and experiences in life and the world. Daniel’s approach makes Jung’s terms and concepts accessible and comprehensible to everyone, using both context and culture as his dual lens for making meaning from the at-times disparate and sometimes harmonious content that comes before his lens. He hopes that you question and learn from what YOU observe and experience in these photos.