The Female Face: Photographs by Jean Merrill

Date: Jan 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Bernardsville Library

Naita, Maasai Chief's Fifth Wife
Naita, Maasai Chief’s Fifth Wife

On view: January 4-30, 2017

Robert Capa once said “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” Ms. Merrill has been drawn to the inspiration, hope, despair, joy, sorrow, contemplation, and determination she sees in a woman’s or girl’s face, and she has tried to capture it in photographs. “It’s important to get close enough without invading the privacy of the moment I see in the eyes or facial features of my female subjects. It takes patience and luck to capture that moment,” she says, “I hope the visitors to this show will look at each image and ask themselves ‘What is she thinking? What is she feeling? Can I identify with that emotion?’”