The word idea comes from the Greek verb to see. Seeing is a creative act; for me, it is literally the source of ideas.

My book, The Eye Is a Door, is about seeing as a way of knowing, about photography as visual thinking, a tool of discovery, an act of empathy, a medium of expression, a defense against despair.

The exhibit, Knowing Where to Stand, asserts these themes.

To see the show online, click on the title above. The physical exhibition was at the MIT Museum from September 2003 – January 2004. For a calendar of other venues, click here. For information about bringing the show to a local museum or gallery, contact me.

My students’ work extends these themes. To visit the class, go to Sites in Sight.