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BW Photography
2010
BW Photography
2010
BW Photography
2013
BW Photography
2010
BW digital photography
11 x 14
2017
BW Photography
2010
BW digital photography
11 x 14
2017
BW Photography
2010
BW digital photography
11 x 14
2017
BW Photography
2010
BW digital photography
11 x 14
2017
BW Photography
2010
BW digital photography
11 x 14
2017
BW Photography
2010
BW digital photography
11 x 14
2017
BW Photography
2013
BW Photography
2010
BW digital photography
11 x 14
2017
BW Photography
BW Photography
2010
BW digital photography
11 x 14
2017
BW Photography
2010
BW Photography
2010
BW digital photography
11 x 14
2017
BW Photography
2010

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  • Through images of hands and brief stories, photographer Kay Herbst Helms, casts a lens on how resilient and courageous elders from diverse cultures have used their hands throughout their lifetime.   Countries represented include Egypt, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Southern Sudan, Vietnam and Native America. 
  • Mary:            "They have a big problem in South Sudan.  They kill some people.  It is very bad.  They kill children and women.  It is very bad to kill somebody.  Many people are dying."                 Mary has been in refugee camps in Kenya and Somalia for at least twenty-five years, ever since she was a little girl.  Since coming to the States, she has gone from Iowa, to Tennessee, and to Nebraska before settling here in Mankato.  Mary has friends and relatives here, b…
  • WHAT SUSTAINS US – considering the hands and the land of rural south central Minnesota – a photography exhibit and celebration of a few ordinary, but amazing, people and their connections to each other and to the land.
  • "BLESSED ARE THE HANDS THAT HAVE SERVED" is a photography exhibit of 13 School Sisters of Notre Dame with accompanying written profiles about how each used their hands in their lifetime.  I have taken a few sentences from each sister's profile to post on this site. Each of these women has given her life in service to God, her calling and to others.  If you're looking for an answer to the meaning of life, you may find it here, woven into the stories of these women.
  • WHAT SUSTAINS US – considering the hands and the land of rural south central Minnesota – a photography exhibit and celebration of a few ordinary, but amazing, people and their connections to each other and to the land.
  • This is the third exhibit in my Hands Photographs and Histories series. It features ten artists from south central Minnesota. The people who inhabit my photos in my Hands Portrait and Histories series are the story. They may be a neighbor or someone you will never meet, except perhaps at the exhibit opening. I want you to get to know them just a little. They are mostly extraordinary people living ordinary lives. I hope that my photographs and writing tell stories that will help the viewer to …
  • "For years I taught music, but I began to lose my hearing in my forties and wondered what my ministry would be now?  I decided to learn sign language.  I love being able to communicate through signing."
  • "As a nurse I have worked with many seriously ill individuals.  I try to bring the presence of God to each person."
  • "I've used my hands mostly in financial service, even spending years in Rome as general treasurer for the Congregation."
  • "As a kindergarten teacher I was always tying shoes, buttoning or zipping.  I am legally blind now.  Since I can't read Scripture, I keep my rosary in my hands all the time.  It's always with me.  The rosary is my lifeline."