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Chasing the Light in Cartagena de Indias

​Within the walls of Cartagena de Indias is a riot of color. Doors and walls take on the personalities of their owners. Outside of the walls, the neighborhood of Getsemine is quieter,  historically the refuge of freed slaves, and early Syrian and Lebanese immigrants who were not always accepted within the more "exclusive" walled city.The history of its people is a story of indigenous peoples, imported and freed African slaves, and Spanish colonizers.

To understand its mystery requires a sense of magic realism, as conveyed in Gabriel Garcia Marquez' Love in the Time of Cholera, and One Hundred Years of Solitude:

"'Things have a life of their own,' the gypsy proclaimed with a harsh accent. 'It's simply a matter of waking up their souls.'"

"The adolescents of my generation, greedy for life, forgot in body and soul about their hopes for the future until reality taught them that tomorrow was not what they had dreamed, and they discovered nostalgia."

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I have been immersed in photography since the age of twelve when my grandpa built a darkroom for me in our family basement. Digital photography enabled me to expand my portfolio from black and white to color, though I find myself returning to the simple beauty of black and white as the photography world becomes more supersaturated. Once only interested in landscapes, I've become more attracted to the human element as I travel to "chase the light".

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Guestbook for Chasing the Light - Jennifer Fraser Photography
Beautiful work lady. The light and contrast are stunning. Every photo is screaming to be printed poster-sized and framed.
13.Debbie Hartwig(non-registered)
I adore your "Chasing the Light" exhibition. Some of the photos look like an oil
painting. The entire collection is magnificent!
12.Steve Martinek, West Marin(non-registered)
The images from Kashmir and India - absolutely stunning with compelling composition! A visual delight.
11.Chevy Roger(non-registered)
"I wonder at the way Jennifer Fraser captures the scenes. While keeping the scenes lively, she has ensured that each scene is filled with unique spectrum of light and shadow. I could feel context in which each photographs were captured."
10.stan chism,PACC(non-registered)
Look forward to seeing your prints each month.