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Memorial balloons in upstate New York

Today’s photograph, taken by Lauren Pond, is from the 2014 Eddie Adams Workshop, an annual gathering of photojournalists in upstate New York, at which participants released balloons in memory of colleagues who have died.

Rob Knight was inspired by this image, and created the corresponding sound piece “Caesium”:

“I spent a long time looking and thinking about the photograph, the feelings of those present and the emotion the photograph captures and about photographs and their relationship to life in general.

“It is all about time, hence the title of the piece. Our life’s span time, some short, some long but in the time of life of the Earth they are just flickers of time, just fleeting moments.

“I wanted the track to try and reflect that… different spans of times, weaving in and out of each other. I wanted the track to sound warm to reflect the beauty of the light in the photograph. I hope I have managed to capture what I wanted in the music and the essence of the photograph.”