Tuesday, March 15, 2011
63 Parsons Street
Last fall I visited the Joseloff Gallery at the University of Hartford. I showed some of the work from that visit here and here. One photography exhibition that was particularly interesting, but which I didn't show, was by faculty member Robert Lyons. He found an elderly man who has lived in the same town, and even in the same house, since he was born in 1925. (Read that sentence again slowly!) Lyons' photographic tribute showed Walter Kmiec and his home and belongings, little of which had been updated in decades. It was a fascinating frozen moment in time.
It is thought-provoking to contemplate a man who has been touched so little by modern life.