About the Book
For two years, photographer Bonnie Schupp challenged people to answer the question, "How do you define yourself?" The answer had to be just one sentence bbeginning with the words, "I am..." Answers were followed y defining portrait photos. She received more than 100 responses from people ages 4 to 100 representing 15 countries.
Bonnie Schupp, Doctor of Communications Design, has been creating all her life. Her latest project, "365 Gifts," began on her 70th birthday. Every day that year, she wrote about a gift the day brought and illustrated the writing with her photos. An earlier project, "Dog Tag Poetry," began with a birthday gift from a friend and turned into a book of 365 haiku poems illustrated with dog tag photos. Another book, "Defining Ourselves," was a two-year project involving people ages 4 - 100 from fifteen countries who defined themselves in one sentence beginning with "I am." She then took portraits to illustrate their definitions. "Defining Ourselves" was a solo exhibit five times in the Mid-Atlantic region. Presently she is looking for couples who have lived together for 40 or more years, married or unmarried, to participate in a new project. She is a retired middle school teacher in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.