A Journey Towards Hope

This large format color portfolio captures underground railroad and abolitionist meeting sites in Northeastern Ohio. I took these photographs at night in order to place the viewer in the perspective of a slave seeking shelter.  Generally they are taken of the side or back entrance to a home.  Because these pictures are taken with long exposures, ranging from twenty minutes to three hours, they all show a shift in color called reciprocity failure which reveals a range of colors that cannot be predicted.  By using this long exposure process, I hope to reveal a reality that exists but cannot otherwise be seen.

John Mercer Langston House
John Mercer Langston House
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Burrell-King House
Burrell-King House
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Burrell Homestead French Creek
Burrell Homestead French Creek
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Bardwell House Eaves
Bardwell House Eaves
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First Church Oberlin
First Church Oberlin
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Wack Dietz House
Wack Dietz House
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Cozad Bates House
Cozad Bates House
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