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In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith

June 14 through September 21, 2014

EX-RaySmith-installIn the summer of 1974, a young man drove an aging Volkswagen from New England through the South and into the Midwest, camping and photographing people and places along the way to California. The car died in Kansas City and Ray Smith took the train home to New Haven, Connecticut, where he printed some of the 750 exposures he had made with his Rolleiflex and Minolta twin-lens cameras. Few of these rare prints have been exhibited or published until now, the fortieth anniversary of his trip. Hence, the title of this portfolio of 52 black and white prints—In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith.


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In Time We Shall Know Ourselves

Publication Date: 2014
140 pages
$49 plus tax
This hardcover book contains 52 black and white photographs taken on a three-month road trip in the summer of 1974, with essays on the photographs by two leading scholars, Richard H. King and Alexander Nemerov. Raymond Smith’s “Retrospect” closes the volume with his reflections on that road trip viewed from a distance of forty years.