Artist Statement Carnival as in the African Diaspora represents a celebration of life, a rebirth, a renaissance, a rekindling of the spirit. It is the commemoration of that first spark of life as it struggles to arise from the primordial swamp. Carnival represents the essence of being, the raison de'tre. It serves as a bridge connecting the spiritual plain of past, present and things to come. Carnival is transcendent, beyond or above the range of physical human experience. It is matter-of-fact and in-your-face.
Bio Edward O. Savwoir is a Washington, D.C. based photographer with over twenty yearsof experience. While concentrating on special events, performing arts, fashion, portraits and weddings, his interest in photography is eclectic. His style reflects an evolving portfolio. Never completely satisfied with his work, Savwoir endeavors to capture more than just the image reflected in the lens. Each image defines a moment in time. The definitive image is a study of the deliberative process. What differentiates his approach to photography is his documentary style. As a photographer, he seeks to document evidence of a time continuum, i.e., fleeting moments in a trans-linear equation of light and time. He does not seek to capture the decisive moment; he seeks to define it. His objective is to make an indelible mark. He seeks to record images that define our destiny, measure the humanity of our souls, and document evidence of our existence, weighed in the balances of time, “ . . . the handwriting on the wall."