Georgia Roulo is a natural born photographer. Driven by a desire to enjoy her eyesight, she looks for and finds — inspiration, joy, and beauty in her field of vision.
“Photography enlivens my spirit, and makes me aware of how grateful I am to be able to see. It thrills me to capture the richness in color, shapes and textures in composition, nature in its smallest detail or its infinite glory. I especially like making people feel at ease, and looking their best in the portraits I take of them — this is easy, and fun for me to do.”
Ms. Roulo has exhibited her work in a one-woman photography show in Chicago, and an Invitational Exhibition titled Women Viewing Men in Columbus, Ohio. Her portrait studies of Chicago’s former Mayor Jane Byrne, Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, and former Cook Country Commissioner George Dunne were featured in Avenue M Magazine.
In addition to photographing performances for Rejoice Repertory Theater, Absolute Music and the Poetry Slam, Georgia also did portrait studies for numerous actors, directors, performance artists, musicians, and political figures in Chicago.
Her photographs, poetry, and short stories have been published in the juried OLLI Journal at Northwestern University, 2007 and 2008, by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies.
Most recently, Georgia published a collection of 34 Heart Healing Photographs in her book titled Wisdom to Heal and Love Again.
Read Creating with a Camera to discover what it feels like for this photographer to become engaged in a photography experience.
Due to life-long feelings of gratefulness to have her eye-sight, a portion of the proceeds from the e-book Wisdom to Heal and Love Again, and Georgia’s photography sales, are donated to the University of Illinois Foundation to support the Illinois Eye Fund for research to conquer blindness.