Hope brought to life: Pictures by colleagues

Hope is where you are”

I shot the photographs above without planning them, just with what was there at that moment around me. And I think it's the same with hope, it is always in some way surrounding you. Hope shouldn't be considered as something far away, when things are 'solved' or something that 'hopefully' will happen in the future. Hope is here, now. Maybe it's the surrender to faith in yourself, you are forced to give in to now. Maybe it is the patience you were never willing to practice, but learning right now. Or maybe it is the integrity-push of starting to do what you know is right instead of following opinions or personal gain. Imagine how valuable that is in the long run, being more faithful, having patience, living a life aligned with the best in you.

It's the hope of what is happening now, which will make you bloom even brighter in every new season.

- Inge van Beekum (SE-Netherlands)

- Sebastien Nepveu (SE-France)

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope” - Winston Churchill

Our colleague, Sebastien Nepveu, has come across many beautiful sights during his travels. The picture on the right has been taken in the abandoned city of Prypiat - about 3km from Chernobyl. "This picture fits the theme of hope very strongly. The bear design on the front of the building, to me, represents hope and expectations that nature will come back some time."

Back in 2018 he came across an old railway bridge in Burgundy, France. With the light being perfect and position centered, a hopefull image was created. "You can always see the light at the end of the tunnel"