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Catherine Just Photo Gallery
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Interview with Catherine Just
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Aung Myo Min Photo Gallery: Dance Performance, Transgenders in Burma 2014

Catherine Just Photo Gallery

Early Work & Selections from the Series “Chasing the Fog: Learning to Breathe” by Catherine Just

This photo gallery accompanies an interview with Catherine Just about Photography and Deep Seeing, the meaning behind her photos, the story of how she got into her photography and her life with her son, Max.

“Learning how to express what’s going on underneath the surface of my every day life through images was life changing. I was very insecure and through this medium, I was able to find a way to express visually what was so painful for me to express verbally…So the work I’m doing is just my own style, mainly using self portraiture and objects to metaphorically discuss the underworld, the shadow, the conversations that go unsaid, the river that’s running underneath what’s seen.”

Catherine’s website is www.catherinejust.com
Find her on Instagram @cjust

 

 

Interview with Catherine Just

“Don’t Leave Before the
Miracle Happens” 
Photography and Meditative Seeing

an Interview with Photographer Catherine Just

 

Catherine Just biophoto

I’m delighted to share with you an interview I did with Catherine Just over a few days of email conversation.

I first became aware of Catherine’s photography a few years ago. The first photos I saw were portraits– as well as other photos, some of which can be viewed in this photo gallery.

No descriptions or captions were attached to those first photos I saw. I was drawn in. 

Something deep called out from each one, asking to be witnessed. Viewing these photos took me to a more distant and mysterious place in myself. Echoes and whispers of questions, and a silent knowing beyond words.

My eventual asking of Catherine for an interview was one of the first times I’d ever reached out to someone I’d never had even a brief online conversation with. So reaching out was humbling and took some nerve.

Later, I joined her 4 week photo challenge called “The Daily Miracle” (#thedailymiracle) on Instagram and got to know her a little bit then. In the Daily Miracle, Catherine created such a positive, creative, non-threatening atmosphere encouraged hundreds of participants to be intentional in their approach and to see below the surface of their subject.

I’m so grateful to Catherine for taking the time to share her thoughts and feelings about art, photography, her life story, photography as presence and her beautiful son Max. Her responses were so thoughtful, complete and have basically no resistance in their energy. Just openness and sharing.

I hope you enjoy her words and her photography as much as I do.

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Aung Myo Min Photo Gallery: Dance Performance, Transgenders in Burma 2014

Aung Myo Min Photo Gallery

Photos of Aung Myo Min preparing for a dance performance, transgenders, interview with documentary filmmaker Jeanne Marie Hallacy in Burma 2014. Photoshoot in conjunction with a documentary film by Jeanne called This Kind of Love about Aung Myo Min and his human rights work with children and LGBTQ.

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