blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



In Peace and Harmony: Carver Portraits

1117 W Leigh St.
Site photo by Regula Franz

Over the course of several weeklong visits the fall and winter of 2003, internationally acclaimed American photographer Wendy Ewald worked with a group of third, fourth, and fifth graders at Richmond, Virginia's Carver Elementary School. Together, they developed photographic images and text exploring the students' perceptions of self, community, and home.

This material—a multifaceted portrait of the Carver community—ultimately took the form of 29 large-scale photographic banners, each measuring 10 by 8 feet. The banners were installed in twelve outdoor locations throughout the neighborhood.

Ewald's project moves art beyond the boundaries of the gallery walls into the public arena, expanding the meaning and implications of the term "on site."  

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   Contributor's Notes