Leete’s Island: Photographs by Benjamin Donaldson
September 16 – 27, Davenport Art Gallery
248 York Street
New Haven, CT
"Leete's Island" is the title of Benjamin Donaldson's current exhibit of photographs on view in the Davenport College gallery. The pictures were made on the coast of Connecticut, in an area where the artist's family had once resided for 250 years. For the last three generations of his mother's family, the relationship with Leete's Island was lost.
By bringing his family back to this area that his relatives settled, Donaldson creates a fractured family portrait that acknowledges the present while looking into the past.