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Being Seen

The photography series “Being Seen” consists of chlorophyll prints scanned, enlarged, and cropped.

Appropriated images are from the US Library of Congress, many of them drawn from the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War portraits. Walt Whitman, in his poem “Faces,” wrote:

These faces bear testimony slumbering or awake,
They show their descent from the Master himself.

Off the word I have spoken I except not one . . . . red
      white or black, all are deific,
In each house is the ovum . . . . it comes forth after a
      thousand years.

Spots or cracks at the windows do not disturb me,
Tall and sufficient stand behind and make signs to me;
I read the promise and patiently wait.