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Anesidora I | by ummatiddle
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Anesidora I

for a long time, i've been trying to find a way to include my love of storytelling in my photography. the legendary Brad Wagner has recently inspired me a lot with his photostories, and it was so lovely to meet him in person yesterday.

 

this is the first photo in a series inspired by the myth of Pandora's Jar (yes, jar; a large, urn-like jar -- but since the 1400s it's been mistranslated into Latin and then English as a box). Pandora ("pan" = all; "dora" = gift, given) has another name: Anesidora ("anesi" = up from below).* the series was also inspired by looking at this man's work (hopefully you'll see why more later...).

 

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*or so I understand, but i don't read Greek (yet). those who are knowledgeable about this: please correct me!

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Taken on November 2, 2013