Topographies

September 28, 2017

"Nooks Hill Road Farm Stand" by Eric Rennie

This photograph is one of 25 images appearing in an exhibition called "Topographies" at the Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, KS. The show runs from September 29, 2017 to October 13, 2017. Years ago I set myself the task of photographing whatever I could find within walking distance of my house in a small New England river town. As it happens, I live within walking distance of farms, fields, factories, an old rail line, a tidal marsh, a state park overlooking the Connecticut River, a Catholic seminary whose grounds were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead's landscape architectural firm and a large nursery behind my house that grows trees and shrubs. I have photographed all of them at one time or another, although I confess I haven't always walked to my destination. My photo equipment is bulky, and my knees are a bit gimpy these days.