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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Bruce Myren

SPE Member since 2006
Member Chapter: Northeast

New images from Fort Juniper

Fort Juniper is the name of a small one-person house in the woods of Amherst, Massachusetts. It was built by the poet Robert Francis in 1940 and served as his home until his death in 1987 and is presently used to host contemporary poets-in-residence through the Robert Francis Trust.

For Francis, Fort Juniper was more than just an abode in which to reside, it was a fort to shelter him and a lens through which he experienced the world. Through Francis's prose and poems, I am exploring my hometown, with new eyes, photographing the intersection of his understanding of this place with my own experience. The area of Amherst in which Francis lived is where I first forged my sense of intimacy with the land. It is through this connection that I am making pictures exploring where our lives interweave through time.

Fort Juniper [view #5]

Come out into the sun...

Black Oak

Cushman Brook #7

Cushman Brook #5

Robert Francis Footbridge

Cushman Brook #6

Factory Hollow Pond #1

Mill River #2

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