100 Words: Photographer Cheryl Koralik On Love : The Picture Show Cheryl Koralik has photographed around the world. But in looking through her archives, the recurring theme is a simple concept: love.
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100 Words: Photographer Cheryl Koralik On Love

Over the many years I have been a photographer; among the ad campaigns, fashion editorials, portraits and personal work I have shot; through all the countries I have traveled and people I have met; whether it has been family or friends, children or the elderly; as I look back and see the moments I've captured in black and white or color, the one expression that stands out the most and is so imperative to life, is love.

"Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cheryl Koralik is a New York-based photographer who has spent much of her life traveling and documenting West Africa. An essay of her travels and work was recently published in Visura Magazine; and more can be found on her website.

"100 Words" is a series in which photographers describe their work — in their words. What makes them tick? What makes a great photo? Film or digital? Positive or negative? Find out here. Curated by Graham Letorney