Where the Past Begins.
Whether it’s the time-worn expression on a face filled with wisdom or a shimmering landscape extending into the distance, photographs have the ability to create empathy and mutual understanding and to narrate the human experience. Photographs are artifacts of the past: they are the crystallization of a specific moment and coordinate in time. However, the truth of what is captured emanates forward becoming a palimpsest, imprinted again and again with new layers of meaning formed by the specific time and individual viewing the image.
Over the past five decades, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe has used her lens in service of storytelling, harnessing the power of images to convey meaning and truth. And while her photographs tell definitive stories—those of the conditions and moments when they were taken—they are also intimate revelations reinforcing our underlying humanity, where our own personal truths can be found, refracted through personal experience.
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