Nature is the heartbeat of life.
Crooked trees protect us from harm with their shade. Through their greens, they give us words to say when we are short of breath. Their roots ground into Earth’s core holding reality in balance.
In this grand collection, Anne Brigman’s photos evoke a running sprint off jagged cliffs and sailing over the crystal waters. But, in the right mind, one can stand on the brink enduring the full frontal beauty of the wilderness.
The words “Small Town America” have been used to describe everything from “real American values” to the source of economic and racial anxiety. These definitions and assertions often come from those who have very little to actually connect them with these places, and tend to group vast swathes of land and the communities who live there into a single monolith. To put it simply, there are just so many preconceived notions and ideas wound up in the term “Small Town America” that it has become almost impossible to see these places for what they actually are.
Quotidian, ceremonial, romantic, and routine; Under My Window is Michal Ronnen Safdie’s constant observation through her apartment window, giving a face, or many faces, to the layered genesis of contemporary Jerusalem.