Thomas Hodges’ Photographic Artistry: Where Conception and Imagination Meet

Thomas Hodges’ Photographic Artistry: Where Conception and Imagination Meet

Thomas Hodges’ photographic artwork invites controversy, which he doesn’t mind one bit!  For sure, it sparks the viewer’s imagination, and that is Hodges’ goal. When your artwork is labeled Erotica that is indeed ironic because ancient civilizations embraced the nude.  If we study art history, the depiction of the nude was certainly not foreign to the Egyptians, the Minoans, the Greeks, or the Romans.  In the Renaissance, Michelangelo and Da Vinci, among the many, featured…

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Ideas Have Consequences: Enlightenment Leads to Freedom

Ideas Have Consequences: Enlightenment Leads to Freedom

“An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.” So said American statesman and author Thomas Paine.  We celebrate two great revolutions, the American on July 4th and the French on July l4th, both of which Paine supported.  Indeed, his writings were an impetus for both revolutions.  Paine himself is a product of the Age of Enlightenment and each revolution is based on principles born out of that Age.  The French supported…

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Face Forward

Dr. David Alessi and his wife, businesswoman Deborah Alessi, have a mission: provide physical and emotional reconstruction for women and children victimized by domestic and gang-related violence, both of which have become epidemic. Every 15 seconds somewhere in the United States an act of domestic violence occurs, leaving 2.5 million victims each year to live forever with the physical and psychological effects of such abuse. Globally, at least one in three women has been physically…

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