Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses. By thy might, there return into us treasures that we had abandoned. By thy grace, there are released in us all the dried-up runnels of our heart. Of the riches that exist in the world, thou art the rarest and also the most delicate… For thou, water, art a proud divinity, allowing no alteration, no foreignness in thy being. And the joy that thou spreadest is an infinitely simple joy.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939
Wading Through Water presents a diverse selection of mostly 19th century photographs from H. Fox Talbot’s Rustic bridge to Adam Fuss’s ARK, from Britain and France to China. Artists represented are Eugène Cuvelier, Roger Fenton, André Giroux, J. B. Greene, Gustave Le Gray, Linneaus Tripe, Tung Hing, vicomte Vigier and others.
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