The Washington Monument is here framed by the cladding of the beautiful National Museum of African American History and Culture, both on the National Mall in Washington. I was deeply moved by my visit to this place, which has inner architectural beauty, as well as a fascinating exterior aesthetic. Its’ asymmetric form is a fit metaphor for the emotional disturbance which it evokes with the story it tells.
I have never been in a place, not even Yad Vashem, which has a specific grieving space, such as this museum’s “Contemplative Court”. A visitor may calm their soul there and privately shed a tear. All that to say, that I found the visit disturbing and when I came across this view, it spoke to the confusion I was feeling and the need to try and make sense of conflicting lines of thought.
I hope that this image may contribute to peacefully connecting the two memorials and contribute to the healing vocation of the museum.
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Drive Mode: Single
Focal Length: 24mm
Auto Focus-Area Mode: Single
Shutter Speed: 1/250s
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure Compensation: -1.3 EV
ISO Sensitivity: 400
Mounted on Monopod
Place : National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington
Keywords: African, American, and, Art, Culture, Fine Art, History, Museum, National, Nikon, of, Paul Grayson, Photeinos, φωτεινος
Superbe noir et blanc avec de belles nuances de gris ! Pas grand chose à dire si ce n'est que, en regardant la photo, je réalise la difficulté de trouver un tel cadrage aussi bien équilibré. Pour moi c'est une prouesse. Bravo !
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