Joy Guion Bailey

Joy Guion Bailey is a photographer and writer. She helps people connect to light in the midst of darkness through pieces that encourage the viewer to stay, to listen, and to engage deeply with their own story and the narratives playing out around them. Joy resides in Richmond, Va.

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The Art of Paying Attention

by Joy Guion Bailey 03-16-2017

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My primary medium is portrait photography, and during my sessions I draw people out by asking questions about their very literal story. What is delightful for you in this season? What is hard? What I’ve found happen in these conversations is that decades of untended pain or suppressed pleasures begin to break forth, find air, and heal as needed or grow.