This visual journey began with an unconventional request: Submit a visual story comprised of three images told from the perspective of the subject, effectively removing any bias and rendering the photographer a silent observer.
When I laid out the assignment, I wanted three images, submitted individually to tell a united and sequential story: an eye open, the same eye closed, and the view upon which that eye is gazing. I just assumed everyone would submit animal or human eyes, open and closed, with an obvious eye-witness account, but so many of you not only challenged the parameters of this project, but you also actually expanded its vision!
I believe there is an eye behind each system that is shaping this world, whether it is the eye of a tropical storm or a blind spot that results in an accident. I was eager to see eyes from around the world and what each eye was respectively experiencing or expressing. The submissions you entered were positively overwhelming, because not only did most of you really get what was expected and what it meant to create a narrative as an unseen storyteller, but you each also redefined what constitutes an "eye."