Touched by the stories of our nominated heroines, Robert Albright Hon FRPS, President of the Royal Photographic Society and avid supporter of #HundredHeroines found one heroine’s tale resonated so strongly with him that he felt moved to share his own personal story with us.
Photography will make you happier. Well, it’s true. It makes me happier. Else, why would you do it? Professional and aesthete alike, we love the engagement. In the zone, we are transported. The world is intensified. We are intensified.
Listen to Denise Wozniak. Like Denise, I know what it is to lose the person closest to you in your life. It was last year. It was bad. It’s still bad.
‘I concentrated, not on where the hummingbird was, but where it could be. That’s like life.’ It’s in her talk. To understand how beautiful the world is. That’s in the talk too.
Denise had nightmares. PTSD. She tells how Stanford University helps soldiers with PTSD.
My father had nightmares. Savage experiences in V Force. When you shoot someone with a Browning machine-gun, it’s not like the films. You blow them apart into steak-sized portions. It took a woman, Ursula, to collect the pieces and bury them. It’s all in the book, ‘The Naga Queen, Ursula Graham Bower and the Jungle Warriors’. Read it.
I never knew about my father’s nightmares until recently. My niece told me. Dad could tell a woman, see.