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...
Cushman Brook #7
Cushman Brook #5
Robert Francis Footbridge
Cushman Brook #6
Factory Hollow Pond #1
Mill River #2
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