“Simultaneously gorgeous and chaste… There’s a matter-of-fact flawlessness to these photographs.” Mark Feeney, The Boston Globe
The Eye Is a Door is a book, website, and exhibit. A major exhibition, organized by the Smith College Museum of Art explored how my photographs “encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy – the ability to read and analyze visual information.” The museum’s education department developed a range of educational materials associated with the exhibit in order to teach visual literacy and landscape literacy to a broad audience. A wide range of courses at Smith used the exhibit: from landscape studies and art to environmental studies and geology, to anthropology, literary studies, history and dance. The exhibit was also used in teaching visual literacy to K-12 classes.
The exhibit is available to travel to other venues. If you want to bring the exhibit to your own institution, contact me: aws AT annewhistonspirn DOT com
“A series of clear essays and suites of superb photographs… An aid to understanding and living intensely.” Laurie Olin, founder of OLIN