2017 Photochallenge, week 41: Hope

“Hope is a gift you don’t have to surrender, a power you don’t have to throw away.” – Rebecca Solnit


Nothing like the sun – Maaike Groenewege

With all the tragic events that happen in the world right now, I would like use this week’s challenge as a space for sharing hope.

Our images cannot deny or change the reality of what is going on. But they can help us facing that reality, keeping us engaged and connected, help us preventing ourselves from becoming jaded, impassive or cynical.


Life can be so beautiful – Maaike Groenewege

And this would be my wish for this week. To follow your heart and share images of hope in all its forms, actions and shapes. Not to say that everything is fine, because, if we look around us, that’s clearly not the case. But to say that, no matter what, there’s always the broader perspective, a chance to act, a spark that drives us and unites us all.

No rules or guidelines this week, please feel free to follow wherever your ideas take you.


Promise of spring – Maaike Groenewege

About maaikegee

I live in the middle of the Netherlands together with Significant Other (who features regularly in my Photochallenge images) and my two cats Bumper and Pebbles (who are also no stranger to modelling). I’ve been glued to my compact camera for the last ten years, still love my Sony RX-100 and switched to a Nikon D7200 in 2015. I love street photography, conceptual photography, macro and still life. You can find my portfolio at www.maaaike.nl