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Why Multimedia?

Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes—just sometimes—one photograph or a group of them can lure our senses into awareness. Much depends upon the viewer; in some, photographs can summon enough emotion to be a catalyst to thought. Someone—or perhaps many—among us may be influenced to heed reason, to find a way to right that which is wrong, and may even be inspired to the dedication needed to search for the cure to an illness.

Photography is a small voice . . . If it is well-conceived, it sometimes works.

Eugene Smith, photographer

Multi-image . . . is an art form. The soul of multi-image is a series of powerful still pictures linked by dissolves. . . . Photographs are powerful because they simulate how we gather and remember life's experiences: we do not remember continuums; we remember fragments—instants. . . . Multi-image shows are powerful because, in stringing together a sequence of still images, they re-create the way we recall and reflect upon our experiences.

I try to touch the responsive chords in people, chords too often overwhelmed by media experiences that delight the senses but do not touch the heart. I want to make shows that are, like the finest of poems, experienced by the mind, felt by the heart, and embraced by the soul.

Todd Gipstein, in Julien Biere, The Guide to Multi-Image