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Fall at LES

Robert Fichter




8¼ x 14”


Chromogenic Print


In Fall at LES, Robert Fichter is true to his reputation as an innovative “imagemaker.” Through careful layering and blending of discrete photographs into an amalgam of leaves, trees, and sky, the woods around the Lillian E. Smith Center in Clayton, Georgia, envelope the viewer. Fichter imparts a sense of the composure he found at this retreat named for the social justice activist and acclaimed author of Strange Fruit and Killers of the Dream. “To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open.” – Lillian E. Smith, The Journey (1954).