/ 2020 / Portraiture / Family

The Most Sacred Duty (continued)

  • Prize
    Gold in Portraiture/Family
  • Photographer
    Michael R Potts

A continuation of my ongoing project following several families as their children grow up. I call it "The Most Sacred Duty" because to have and raise members of the next generation is the most important thing any individual or couple can do to contribute to our people and society. This selection from the past year show moments before and after birth, of joy, of worry, and of character. They are moments that are familiar even though we may not know the people.

I graduated from Bucknell University with a major in English and a minor in Chemistry. I worked at Barnes & Noble for four years and currently pay the bills as a nuclear medicine technologist. The rest of my time is devoted to my various cats. My ultimate dream would be to go to Mars, but in the meantime I do this photography thing.

Awards Dewitt County Shutterbugs - 3rd Place in 3 categories
LICC - Honorable Mention
IPA 2019 - Honorable Mention x2
IPA 2018 - Honorable Mention
London Photo Show 2020 - Finalist
London Photo Show 2018 - Finalist and Honorable Mention