Here Comes The Sun

Bare Trees collection appears in the current issue of The Sun magazine. According to it’s web site The Sun is

…an independent, ad-free monthly magazine that for more than thirty years has used words and photographs to invoke the splendor and heartache of being human. The Sun celebrates life, but not in a way that ignores its complexity. The personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs that appear in its pages explore the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet those challenges.

The Sun publishes the work of emerging and established artists who are striving to be thoughtful and authentic. Writing from The Sun has won the Pushcart Prize, been published in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays, and been broadcast on National Public Radio…

The Sun has attempted to marry the personal and political; to honor the genuine and the spiritual; to see what kind of roommates beauty and truth can be; and to show that powerful teaching can be found in the lives of ordinary people.

I don’t know if my photos will ever live up to the pedigree that some of the writers in The Sun have, but I’m pleased to be published in such a thoughtful and interesting magazine. I’m also pleased on a pragmatic level because these days The Sun is one of the rare publications of fine art photography that does not charge photographers to submit their work and actually pays you if they publish it. They also provide a free one-year subscription, so I’m going to be enjoying the benefits of having my photo published there for a whole year and gain exposure to a more thoughtful perspective on myself and the world to boot.      ]]>

8 thoughts on “Here Comes The Sun”

  1. Congrats Larry. I’ll keep an eye out for it. My mother-in-law always encourages me to submit photographs to The Sun. My brother-in-law had a couple of photos published there a couple of years ago too. (Yes I’m jealous.) Great little magazine.

    1. Thanks Bruce. I think it’s been about two years since I sent my work to The Sun. They indicated they wanted to use it but didn’t know when it would be. I was surprised (but pleased) to finally see it appear. I guess they keep a good supply of photos on hand to browse through for each issue and pick whatever they think goes best with any particular article. I think they’d be interested in your work and it doesn’t cost anything but time and whatever printing and mailing costs there are to submit. That’s a good deal these days.

  2. Sorry if this is a repeat comment. I commented before, but got interrupted and I don’t know if I pushed the button. Anyway, I am a subscriber to The Sun. Congratulations! You are in fine company. The photos there are always so, hmmmm… what’s the word? They are striking. They touch a common place of humanity. Will your photo be in the next issue I receive? You rock!

    1. Thanks Carol. The photo is in the February issue, page 36-37. I got my copies a couple of weeks ago now so maybe you already have it? (Or else they sent me advance copies before the general mailing.) I read every article in the magazine, not something I usually do, so I’m looking forward to getting that good read free for a year.

  3. I finally found my February copy of The Sun. I had read everything, except the interview, so I had seen your photo. Obviously, I don’t look at who the photographers are. My cousin, right there and I don’t even notice! Nice photo – and it goes amazingly well with the story.

    1. Thanks for going back and looking me up in the magazine Carol. That I was just some anonymous contributor to you suggests I’m not going to gain a lot of widespread fame from this publication–not that I expected to since I almost never look at the photo credits in magazines myself.

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