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Lewis Schrager

Significant insignificance

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Humphreys Basin I

Lewis Schrager 

Lewis describes an affinity for taking photos depicting the smallness, vulnerability, and “significant insignificance” of ourselves and the living things that share this vast world with us. He also expresses a deep respect for photojournalists such as Sebastião Salgado, whose single images tell book-length stories of oppression, resilience, redemption. 


As a medical researcher developing vaccines for tuberculosis, Lewis has had the opportunity to take his camera to many countries around the world. Some images in this collection were shot during these travels. Some were taken on family vacations, including backpacking trips through the Sierras. Some were taken in his figurative backyard, in and around North Bethesda, MD. 


Lewis notes that viewing the world through the eyepiece of a camera heightens his awareness of images and events occurring around him. “My camera is a kind of sixth, or seventh, or even eight sense,” he notes. “It freezes time. It captures fleeting emotions that might otherwise have gone unrecognized. It visualizes images in the darkness that even cat eyes would have been challenged to see.” He is gratified to be provided the opportunity to share these captured moments with a wider audience through this exhibit.

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