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I have been absorbed in photographing the world for over fifty years. The two poles of my life have been teaching and traveling, and photography has occupied a central place in both passions. I have taught in diverse places from a mountain village in Algeria to Kuwait University and community colleges in California and Vermont. I have exhibited in galleries in the USA and Europe, and my photos have appeared in a number of magazines, books, and websites. I have collaborated with writers particularly with regard to illustrating themes of spirituality as well as personal and professional development. Among my collaborations include the books “The Twelve Steps of Forgiveness” and “The Wisdom of the Self” by Paul Ferrini, “Teaching as a Spiritual Practice” by Lauren Alderfer and “The Meditative Gardener” by Cheryl Wilfong, winner of eight Small Press awards. A Rhode Island Council of the Humanities grant recipient with Francis Leazes of Rhode Island College, I worked as a team member in charge of photography and music editing on a documentary film, “A Road to the Alamo,” which aired on Rhode Island PBS in January 2017 about the Martin family of Providence and the events that led to the family’s move to Texas and Albert’s last stand at the iconic mission. Some of my recent work has focused on farming life in southern Vermont in addition to abandoned industries in small towns. I was awarded a fellowship by The Schoolhouse Foundation and spent the month of November 2014 as artist-in-residence in Mutianyu, China, a village under the Great Wall.

“When I first began dabbling with Photography fifty years ago, I hardly realized then that the unexpected magical door in the wall had actually swung open, and that I was entering a world of marvels with endless opportunities to explore and discover. Photography has deepened my appreciation of the natural and human worlds, enlarging both my senses and heart while continually widening my field of contact. As a photographer I am dedicated primarily to things that uplift the spirit and to the creation of works that, to paraphrase the painter Barbara Hepworth, reveal an affirmation, acceptance and intensification of life. Our evolving world of digital imagery has heightened this dynamic approach and put within our grasp exhilarating new means of expression, what I think of color, form, and ideas at the command of ingenious algorithms. We are in closer contact than ever with wonders and this is what my photography explores and celebrates.”

 

Mailing Address: 330 South Street, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

Telephone: (802) 254-3403

Email: geneparulisphoto@gmail.com

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