Photographs by Robin Radin
May 6 through December 2017
Shattuck Visitor Center
125 The Fenway | MAP
Artist Reception | June 14 | 6–8pm
Exhibit Hours: Sat and Sun | 11am–4pm
Weekdays: 9am –5pm
(For weekday visits, call ahead as gallery is a multipurpose room and may be closed for meetings)
For over thirty-five years I have photographed both the cultural and natural landscape of my neighborhood in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. My work draws inspiration from the vibrant, diverse street life and from the brilliance in the landscapes of Franklin Park, Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum, and the Emerald Necklace parklands.
With my landscape work, I seek to elicit the beauty in settings that might otherwise seem ordinary. In particular, my photographs aim to reveal how urban wilds and parklands can unexpectedly evoke a human presence. Over the last few years, I have frequently wandered the woodlands of Franklin Park with my camera and tripod. My visits to the park are charged with the spirit of discovery and adventure. The landscape has the power to heighten my awareness, simultaneously allowing me to reach deep within myself and also to project outward my inner feeling into the captured image. These photographs are my paean to the quiet grace that emanates from these treasured places.
—Robin Radin, May 2017