Pareidolia: The way in which the brain tries to organize meaningless stimulus into something that is recognizable. The Face on Mars, the Man in the Moon, Jesus Christ in a cinnamon bun and so forth. For years I saw faces in my bathroom wallpaper. So it is with this “Mitten” in Monument Valley. “Sacred Monoliths” was taken on July 10, 1981.
This photo essay has been contributed by Sean Work. Sean is a photojournalist based in Detroit. Recently, he covered the crisis in Ukraine and its effect upon the daily lives of the people. This is illustrated in the photos of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and how they are trying to survive. There are many nationalistic scenes showing resistance to Russian interference. Sean’s photos speak for themselves. The following is his description of events as he witnessed them.