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Me, Myself and Eye


Me, Myself and Eye Home   //  Leslie Elsasser - Introduction   //  Selina Roman - Mind Currents   //  Michael Ball   //  TC Bryant   //  Larry Busby   //  David Canaday   //  Michael Congdon   //  Brandie Dziegiel   //  Loretta Fields   //  Jeaniel Image   //  Douglas Eric Jordan   //  Valerie Larson   //  John Leduc   //  Jason Lind   //  Mikko Maki   //  Alex Martinez   //  Matias   //  Noemys McConnell   //  Megan O’Connell   //  Robert Ortega   //  Adaina Plaza   //  Pat Randall   //  Heather Rivera   //  RaeAnne Swanson   //  Michael Webb


John LeducMask, 2020

John Leduc, Mask, 2020



The photos are my take on the year 2020 and what the year has become. There are over 330 million people in the United States and over 7.8 billion people in the world, all have been affected by the CoV-2019 virus. COVID-19 has affected the world’s economies, closed schools and restaurants, shattered lifestyles, caused deaths and caused severe depression.

But I believe photography can help people, by capturing a person’s feelings and thoughts and help release the stress that they may be experiencing. The photograph as ‘art’ may bring an emotional release through humor, anger, sadness or beauty that is in the eye in the beholder as well as the person that took the photo; and the two don’t have to see the same thing.

“Photography is a magical kind of art that allows people to preserve time and moments, and to describe the world the way they see it.” —Sahara Sanders



John Leduc, Reflections, 2020

John Leduc, Reflections, 2020

John Leduc, 2020, 2020

John Leduc, 2020, 2020



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Breaking Barriers 2020 is supported by the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Love IV Lawrence, Hillsborough Arts Council, and the Florida Department of State.