Photography has the ability to create a profound impact on the way we think, feel and live. A good photograph can shake our perspective, but great ones serve as a testimony to life, culture and everything that’s happening beyond the image’s frame. To some extent all we will ever know is our own experience of life but photos allow us a unique glimpse into different windows of the world. For eras they have been uniting all of humanity through the wide range of emotions we have in common – love, sadness, fear, joy, despair, inspiration, desire and hope. We’re all doing the best we can and sometimes struggle against the adversity and uncertainty that life presents us.
These photographs reflect the beauties and horrors of this world. We hope they will inspire, mesmerize and rattle your cages. The titles are compiled from speeches made by Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator and Professor Louis Levy in Crimes and Misdemeanors. Take a look we are sure you won’t forget them anytime soon.
The way of life can be free and beautiful.
But we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls – has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
We think too much and feel too little.
More than machinery we need humanity.
More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
Don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty.
You are not machines.
You are not cattle.
You have the love of humanity in your hearts.
In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
We all want to live by each other’s happiness…
…not by each other’s misery.
We don’t want to hate and despise one another.
We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.
You the people have the power…
…the power to create machines…
…the power to create happiness.
You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful…
…to make this life a wonderful adventure.
We are all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions, moral choices.
Some are on a grand scale…
…most of these choices are on lesser points.
But we define ourselves by the choices we have made.
We are, in fact, the sum total of our choices.
Events unfold so unpredictably, so unfairly.
Human happiness does not seem to have been included in the design of creation.
It is only we, with our capacity to love that give meaning to the indifferent universe.