Country Living Photo Essay Part 1
by Sean Gilchrist ’17, joint Samek/Place Studies Fellow
Part art project, part photo ethnography, Sean will be responding to themes present in Country Living by documenting images of rural life in Lewisburg and the surrounding region. See how this project grows during the course of the exhibition.
“These pictures are from the community surrounding the Lewisburg Penitentiary. I focused on the change of the community from its bucolic/rural roots to a more modern rendition with luxuries and commercial amenities. The photos show a process of redevelopment; first a mix of more classical type farm houses, then the construction intermediary phase, then finally the modern interpretation of country living.”