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Shooting Baltimore


By Christopher Myers | Posted 9/6/2000

I do this work for the same reason that I have a collection of dead bugs, a ton of found photographs, and boxes upon boxes of discarded objects. I collect and record parts of life, a kind of contemporary urban archeology. What's the saying--God is in the details? Well, maybe not God. But in the details I find clarity about the world, and in the people I photograph I find clarity about Baltimore. It is not about ego, glitz, or an angle. Just people. Just life. x This work is not designed to affect change or educate about social conditions. A section of time, a part of a life, is all it is. These images are a portion of what is around us, brief moments that are often missed or ignored. Gathering these fragments of events and learning about these people make me feel somehow more connected to this city.

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