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Dawn Roe

No One Was With Her When She Died

 

 

 


Dawn Roe

October 9 - 25, 2014
Dawn Roe

No One Was With Her When She Died

This series, No One Was With Her When She Died, takes its title from the last line in the children’s book, Charlotte’s Web. After hearing a radio interview with author E. B. White, where he recounted the difficulty he had reading this passage aloud for the audio book without breaking down, the phrase began to resonate. This was largely due to the poignancy of course, but also the nature of the language. It is both a precise and uneasy declaration, suggesting an act or occasion while inferring the passage of an indefinite amount of time, which places it in relationship to a certain type of photographic thinking. When an instance becomes an image, it dies immediately, forever removed from its specific position in space and time. Aligning these notions with qualities unique to the camera, I emphasize the inability to truly fix any one point in time.
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