We are pleased to announce that our Finnish photographer-author Juha Roisko and his book of photography titled Life (2014; Hope & Life Press) have been featured in the September issue of VEMA, the monthly newspaper of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, and the “oldest circulating Greek newspaper outside Greece.” Roisko who is also trustee of Uspenski Cathedral, Finland and a family therapist by profession, was interviewed for this feature by Chris Vlahonasios of Transfigure Media. To read this fascinating interview whereby Roisko talks in depth about how he came to the intersection of photography, family therapy with survivors of significant abuse and cruelty, and spirituality, please click here or on the above photo, and download the newspaper in English or Greek. The interview is on page 15.
Life contains a collection of pictures that portray the various layers of life and experiences it provides. Displaying the postmodern city, the departure, the bridge, the country, the hard winter, the respite and the return in 100 full color photographs described as surreal moments suspended in time, in the book Roisko subtly guides the viewer through common, daily scenes to multiple layers of mystery and beyond, touching upon the very essence of human life. Beauty, joy, hope, sorrow, sadness, curiosity and longing are captured in a sophisticated way, making this collection valuable for the healing of humankind and the survivors of abuse and cruelty. Life is available in hardback, paperback, and ebook editions from major booksellers worldwide including Amazon, Transfigure Media and Art, and directly from ourselves at Hope and Life Press.