color photography; 13×15.5″

“Meandering around a Polish town square, I noticed this gentle man sharing his ice cream cone with an entourage of birds. Three birds had alighted on his arm and hand. I found his gesture of sharing his food with these creatures extremely poignant.”

ARTIST BIO: Cincinnati-based Connie Springer is an award-winning photographer and writer specializing in street scenes and such human interest themes as adoptive families, elderly, children, and multicultural images. In 2002 she published a work on adoptive families, OUR FAMILIES: A CELEBRATION OF ADOPTION. Ten years later she published and exhibited POSITIVELY NINETY: Interviews with Lively Nonagenarians ( Connie studied photography at the Art Institute of Boston and has an M.L.S. in Library Science. She is also a watercolor artist.