"Toward the Amphitheater"
Every now and then we are blessed with really wonderful photography by someone who understands the difference between tools and vision. Such an exhibit is the show currently at the Athenaeum in Alexandria by Rob McDonald, Native Ground.
The above image, "Toward the Amphitheater" from Lillian Smith's home - a camp for girls that she ran with her partner, Paula Snelling in Clayton Georgia is one of many of the exquisite images in the show
These beautiful images are created using very simple, and to some degree primitive photographic tools to express a very sophisticated vision. The images are almost like memories, sufficiently defined to know what they are but not so sharp as to reveal every detail. They leave something for the viewer to interpret. That ambiguity is one of the qualities that make them so compelling.
Go see it!