Growing lifestyle individualization is a sign of our times. Nonetheless, man is and will remain a social being. That’s why community-building activities are so essential in this day and age. This is in keeping with the topic of “heroes” that we’ve covered here in its different aspects. For even the biggest heroes – wherever they have distinguished themselves – can’t rise without their supporters. 

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Often, the individual excellence for which one person is admired and celebrated is, in fact, a matter of great team work. And the taste of victory is all the more delicious when one can share it with others. That unique moment when a goal is attained, the burden of effort vanquished, and the joy over what has been achieved sinks in is a compelling and diverse motif for photographers. It’s the moment when people like you and I exceed the confines of daily life – and the spark of our enthusiasm inspires viewers.

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Surpassing Oneself

Exceeding limits, setting a challenge for oneself, conquering a difficult project, daring to do something new and, ultimately, relishing success with one another: Group efforts towards a goal unleash unexpected strengths, when a group of people with different personalities and abilities comes together as a team. 

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This is when some people evidence strengths that had remained unseen up to this point. Some didn’t even know what they were capable of until they tested themselves in interaction with like-minded individuals. This positive group dynamic allows us to exceed our own limits – whether its in the workplace, on the field, in the scope of some communal activity – wherever it happens, together we are heroes for a day.

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Capture Victorious Moments

Recognition and belonging are important human needs, so compelling images that demonstrate these in a group setting are eye-catching – particularly at a time when isolation and loneliness are popular topics. 

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It’s essential to chose authentic models, ones viewers can identify with, ones who’ll effect them emotionally: It’s the remembrance of one’s own big moments with others, the motivation for the future and the inspiration to view one’s own life and that of others from a different perspective, a respect for strengths, forbearance of weakness, and the chance to just say – to others, but also to oneself – “Man, that was great.”

Read more about heroes:

SUPERKIDS: LITTLE HEROES, BIG ROLE MODELS – AND STRONG MODELS

RELUCTANT ROLE MODELS: THE QUIET HEROES OF EVERYDAY LIFE


DIVING IN INSTEAD OF WADING: “HEROES OF ACTION” LEAD THE WAY

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