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PictureBooks, In Time We Shall Know Ourselves, Ray Smith, MOCA Jacksonville

A Road-Map in Photos “In Time We Shall Know Ourselves”

In June 1974, a young man with a budding interest in documentary photography set out to drive an aging Volkswagen Beetle from New England through the South and into the Midwest, camping and photographing people and places along the way to California. The car only made it as far as Kansas City, but succeeded in taking hundreds of remarkable photographs along the way with his Rolleiflex and Minolta twin-lens cameras. “These photographs reflect subjects, places, and people encountered forty years ago during three months of travel covering half of the United States,” Smith explains. His intent during his travel around the …

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