Contributor: John Hafford

John Hafford lives in Medway, Maine, with his wife Jessica and two young daughters.  John is the Principal/Creative Director for designlab, a graphic design and marketing firm. As a trained visual artist and life-long photographer, John is passionate about photography and its unique ability to capture and preserve the incredible world we live in. To learn more about John and designlab, please visit


A Photographic Essay

Editor’s Introduction: Sometimes, words do not suffice—and yet, during a week marked by horrific bombings in Paris and Beirut and wrenching debates over welcoming refugees from Iraq and Syria to our shores, we have been bombarded by them. Words flowing out of the mouths of television analysts. Words marching across the pages of newspapers and newsmagazines. Words... Read more