Frances benjamin Johnston: West VirgInia Icon
Exhibition on Display Now! Can't come see it in person? Visit the online exhibit.
Check out the take-home activity & photo gallery, and you too can "Go Behind the Lens"!
July 2021 - Claymont Society, 667 Huyett Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414
Phone - (304) 725-4437
About the Exhibit: Johnston's photographic surveys of the American South, financed by the Carnegie Corporation during the Great Depression, captured historic structures both grandiose and humble and showed the power of the photograph to contribute to historic record. Visitors to the exhibit will have exclusive access to Johnston's stunning photographs not widely available to the public outside the Library of Congress. They will be encouraged to "step behind the lens" in their own communities and look for historic structures to preserve through photography.
This exhibit is made possible through a West Virginia Humanities Council mini-grant.