April 18, 2017

Regarding Emma: Photographs of American Women and Girls
Melissa Ann Pinney
With a Foreword by Ann Patchett

Light, Shadows, Movement – When I try to articulate what I love about Melissa Ann Pinney’s beautifully made photographs, I find myself mumbling half-remembered Art History terms: the light and shadows of Italian Renaissance painters, the religious and non-religious/formal and informal settings; the compositional tension and instability of the great Mannerists; above all else, the movement.  These “stills” are alive! And by stopping life at these particular moments, Pinney allows us to see the world through her gifted eyes, and to feel each moment, deeply.


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