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Wright Morris: The Home Place

Fotografiemuseum (FOAM) / Amsterdam / Art

Speaking of his snapshots, the American author Wright Morris (1910–1998) once said, “In the blur of the photograph, time leaves its gleaming, snail-like track.” During the aftermath of the Great Depression, photographing ghostly, empty towns in rural America, Morris captured deterioration and poverty. Devoid of people, buildings are the sole witnesses to hardship, their bleached wood and hard black shadows announcing the passage of time. Morris’s most famous works are on display in his first retrospective in the Netherlands. —E.C.

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Fotografiemuseum (FOAM) Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, Netherlands
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