Silver Gelatin Prints

“In her body of work, she appears to use photographs to explore and learn.  By documenting what a society values, discards and reveres, she discovers and reveals the essence of a community.” The Columbus Dispatch Visual Arts, Sunday, October 26, 1999, Christopher Yates, Three Places in Ohio, The Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH.

My traditional silver gelatin prints consist of two bodies of work. I started documenting  my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, over a decade ago on a dare when a friend who said, “ I bet you can’t do a straight black and white documentary series.”

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Columbus, Ohio

In 2004,  fifty-years after the Ohio native Berenice Abbott documented U.S. Rt. 1, a 2,209-mile highway that stretches from Ft. Kent, Maine to Key West, Florida, I retraced her steps, exploring the diversity of this country along the way. Like Berenice I have over 2,000 black and white negatives.

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U.S. Route 1