WW Photo Challenge: Broken Knowledge

B is for Broken

Today’s photo challenge is brought to you by the letter B. I present to you three statues from the University of Rochester campus. Though they do look a little creepy, as you’d expect for Friday the 13th, that’s not why I picked them for today. Each statue represented one area of knowledge, such as Science, Astronomy, and Navigation. There were originally six of them, but only four still stand on the campus, and only three are in this photo (if you’re curious, you can learn more about their history here). As you can see, the years have not been kind to them, and I picked this image to represent the concept broken. Though we could take this as a metaphor for the sad state of knowledge in this degenerate age, that’s not what I see. To me, they show that knowledge can’t be fossilized into fixed, unchangeable structures. it must grow and change, or it will break down and die.

You’re invited to join in! Pick any photo you took you can label with the letter B.  Show us a baked potato, a view of the Berkshires, a balloon–whatever strikes your fancy!  Here’s how to participate.

  • Post an image on your own blog or website.* All types of photos are welcome. If you have serious equipment and serious skills, that’s awesome! If you snap pics on your phone (like me), that’s also awesome!
  • Post a comment on this page with a link back to your post.  Note that this is DIFFERENT from what I suggested last time, because I’ve been informed I was doing it wrong. If you post a comment that includes a link to your blog, I will add a link to your post below.
  • Check back over the next week to follow the links. That way you can see what other people did with the theme and join in the fun.

Olga Godim shared a book cover she designed with Butterflies. You can see this lovely image here.

*Just so we’re all clear, you post your photos on your own site, which means you aren’t giving control to me or to anyone else. We’re all invited to view the images you post (and comment if your site allows for comments), but nobody has the right to use your images in any way without your permission. Got it? Great!

4 thoughts on “WW Photo Challenge: Broken Knowledge

  1. I was thinking about this new challenge system of yours. I don’t take many photos, so I can’t really participate the way you envisioned, but I do make pre-made book covers, and it would be interesting to make ‘book covers’ specifically for your challenges. Don’t know if I can though, but I want to try. It’s still going to be an image, chosen or compiled by me using free image websites as sources. I’m tempted by the regularity – once a week – and the simplicity of your system. I’ll see if I have something already made which would accommodate the letter B. If I do, I’ll post it on my site and comment here. I hope it’s OK, even if it is not a simple photo.

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