Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bey 6, Consolation, A Woman at Convent Avenue Baptist Church

1977, Printed 2010

This is the only photograph in the collection where there is no view of a face. It is a remarkable composition of the woman's hat dominating the frame in sharp focus. In the rest of the photograph the people, the pews, the altar become blurred  and ultimately unrecognizable.

It can be read as a statement of faith and constancy. Or dreamy mysticism. Looking ahead despite a lack of certainty.

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