I am completely honored to have a photo chosen for The Portrait: Up Close and Personal exhibition at the Mpls Photo Center! Not that I want to toot my own horn but only 75 portraits were selected out of 1,600. Okay, so it's tooting a little. :) There are some AMAZING photographs apart of this collection. I entered one of my all time favorite photos that I've ever taken in my photographic career - a photo of two old ladies in Saknihn, Israel. I had the most incredible time traveling in Israel and happen to spot these little ladies sitting on their porch trying to escape the burning sun. They waived at me and wanted me to have coffee with them (this is what I managed to understand as I don't speak Arabic.) Finally the ladies were departing and during that last moment I captured one of the ladies giving the other a kiss on her cheek. SUCH a fabulous moment to witness and capture forever. I will never forget it. :) Seriously, if you have time to check it out then do it! Your chance to see some incredible portraits from all around the world is free until August 19th at the Minneapolis Photo Center. You can read more about the exhibition in the article from the Star Tribune today.