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By LuAnn Schindler

Isms: Views on Life in Rural America


October 12, 2023

For the past month, I’ve been sorting through photographs taken by our staff. I had an idea for a newspaper page, but it simply didn’t come together. I’ll save the idea - along with the photographs - for another time.

What was I looking for? The truth, which can be seen in all snapshots.

Photographer Lisette Model was a 1940s street photographer, best known for work defining human character. She was a pro at using reflection and levels to show and contrast a parallel universe at street level. She proclaimed “...because of all photographic images, (the snapshot) comes closest to the truth ... t...

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