Letting Photos Speak
Over here at Guild HQ we are very excited to announce a fantastic new book launching August 2023. Co-Authored by our very own Guild member Stephen Radley, Letting Photos Speak is a book for anyone who takes photos, on standard cameras or smartphones, and who wants to explore personal meaning and well-being through their pictures.
The book is designed for readers of all faiths and none. It begins by exploring some of the common ground between Christian contemplation and mindfulness and the effects that photography can have on wellbeing.
About the Authors
Steve Radley is an Anglican priest and photographer. He runs retreats and workshops across the UK. A military veteran he finds photography helps manage his memories of war. He enjoys sailing and has a love of nature and the outdoors.
Philip Richter is a Methodist minister and theological educator. He is a keen amateur photographer who runs workshops and study tours and wrote Spirituality in Photography: taking pictures with deeper vision (Darton Longman & Todd, 2017 & Augsburg Books, 2020).
Andy Lindley is a Methodist Minister specialising in pioneer ministry as co-leader of the Kairos Movement. He has a background as an Optoelectronics engineer and enjoys nature, art and photography.
Drawing on the authors’ experience of utilising photography in churches, leading retreats and running workshops, the book includes a number of practical exercises to ‘let photos speak’ and help readers connect with themselves, others, nature, and God.
The book also offers some practical examples of how images can speak effectively in group contexts, such as workshops and alternative styles of worship.
At the end, readers are invited to draw together their reflections in a personal photo journal, inspired by the ancient practice of keeping a ‘Book of Hours’, using reflective prompts and innovative bookmark overlays.
For further information and details about this book visit the website HERE
If you would like to find out more about the Guild of Photographers? Check out the Guild’s website – https://photoguild.co.uk