Dave Higgins Photography

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Ever since George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police on May 25th, there have been countless protest demonstrations in every US state and around the world. On Monday, June 8th, people joined in one of those protests at the Four Corners intersection in Delmar, a suburb of Albany, NY. These are images from that protest.

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2020; all rights reserved.Delmar, NY 

 

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Every one of us, in one way or another, participates in creating this world. We each have an urge to create and to leave our mark.

Many of us create in small and uniquely personal ways – barn doors painted in a cow pattern; a distinctive high school parking space; or a personal decoration at home or work.  Works like these provide artifacts of our creative spirit, giving others a glimpse of who we are while they subtly add to the texture of our world.

I’m drawn to such artifacts. These are images of some I have found.

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On September 20th, young people and their many supporters around the world went on a Climate Strike and marched to push for real action on Climate Change. The march in Albany was longer than other marches around here have been – about 2 miles. Starting at the natural gas steam plant that provides energy for many state offices, it proceeded to several state agencies and one bank, before arriving at West Capitol Park. Here are some photos from the march.

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From early childhood I remember numerous family visits to old New England cemeteries. During these visits we would seek out interesting old gravestones, trying to gain from the names, epitaphs and dates of birth and death a sense of the lives and times commemorated.

I still visit cemeteries, but now I seek out interesting modern gravestones and cemetery folk art. What do these artifacts tell us about the people remembered? And what insights into life today do they bequeath to those who will come after us?

The title of this project derives from part of a popular epitaph on old (and some new) gravestones:

“Stranger pause, as you pass by. As you are now so once was I.
As I am now so you must be. Prepare yourself to follow me.”

Over the past few years I’ve posted several galleries for this project. This is a collection of some of my favorites.

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I continued to work on this project in 2018; this is a collection of some of my favorite images from the year, taken in upstate New York and Texas. While I originally started this project with a focus on gravestones, this year I found myself drawn more to hand-made markers and decorations. You can find more images from this series on the As We Are Now series page.

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