DATE: February 18, 2010
William Christenberry, who is 73, has been one of
Washington's most important artists for something like 40 years, working
as a painter, fine-art photographer, meticulous sculptor and careful
installer of found things.
William Christenberry, Bar-B-Q Inn, Greensboro,
Alabama, 1977, Vintage Kodak Brownie, Courtesy
of the Artist and Hemphill Fine Arts
the best way back to the origins of all his varied work, and to the
heart of what it means, is through a series of scrappy little snapshots
that Christenberry made in the 1970s, shooting with a Kodak Brownie and
getting his prints done at drugstore photo counters as he toured and
contemplated Hale County, Ala., where his family is from.
Read the complete review in The Washington Post.