Note by Pulitzer Prize Winner, Kim Komenich, 2012
" ... There are the learned mechanical skills-- composition, sensitivity to light and color and moment-- techniques that can be sharpened through practice and perseverance. Then there are the almost mystical, poetic skills that have their home in the heart. Rarely does the skill set of a young photographer combine the poetic ability to capture a moment of intimacy in a grand vista with the people skills necessary to strike up an intimate photographic relationship with a room full of strangers... "
Note by Moe Zoyari, the author of Forgetfulness, 2017
On the first days of March 2015 - I suddenly decided to sell most of the things I owned but leave the necessary ones in a backpack to travel the world. 74 items to be exact! I saved enough money to last for a year and promised myself not to give up until I have the energy, purpose and of course money to continue my journey. This sudden decision ended up being an amazing experience that familiarized me with many cultures in those 45 countries I visited. The simplest thing I learned was that this world is massive, and beautiful. The photos in this book are a small part of what I witnessed and documented during those 14 months.