Vernacular images have always been a source of inspiration. I am a great admirer and collector of these images.
Currently, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (Durham, NC) houses the exhibition entitled, Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection on view through January 8, 2012. In this incredible collection of important imagery, the vernacular photos shine. If you find yourself in or near Durham, NC, make time to see this stunner before it leaves the Nasher. You can read more about this exhibition here.
As we approach the end of 2011, I find myself in the usual reflective state that this time of year often provokes. Recently, I found a pair of photos that I purchased a few years ago while living in Houston. The pair struck me with how succinctly it articulates my experiences of the past year. I hope these images speak to you as well.