Seeing the World with Open Eyes and an Open Heart
By Kimberly Burge
Margaret Woodson Nea has the eye of an artist and the soul of a seeker.
Her photography has taken her from Kenya to Nepal, Ecuador to Thailand, and to 16 more countries. Since 1998, Margie has photographed in many locations for Bread for the World. Her photos of sisters Catherine and Bernadette Phiri in Zambia were featured prominently in the 2008 Offering of Letters.
A Virginia native, Margie’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationwide including the United Nations, the International Photography Hall of Fame, the Museum of Southern History, the Museum of the Rockies, and the Children’s Museum of Virginia.
In the introduction to her book, Children: Eyes of the Soul, Margie writes, “Through my photographs, I want the faces of the children to be seen, their stories imagined, their eyes to speak of their souls. Sometimes their eyes twinkle with joy. Other times their eyes tell of the sadness of their region. Always they make an enduring impression.
Listen to Margie tell stories from some of her travels in this audio slideshow.