Avant-Garde

Helping People See

A uniquely American photographer, Bernice Abbott was a central figure in and an important bridge between the photographic circles and cultural hubs of Paris and New York during the early twentieth century.  She was born in Springfield, Ohio, and in 1918 moved to New York where she studied sculpture, meeting and making vital connections with Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, leaders of the American avant-garde.
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Race

The Color Purple

To tell a story about race in America is to tell a story about the past.  And how it impacts and affects judgements and decisions that might on the surface seem distant and unrelated.  Part of the promise of America has to do with equal opportunity and the fundamental goodness of the human soul.  To deny these truths paints over the sovereign glow of democracy with a coarse and brittle brush.
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