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Luminous beauty ... and an award for photography

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011

 

 

We like to think we know a beautiful thing when we see it. The photos in Life cycle (Spring '11 SCM) by Susan Middleton '70—like the Brittle Star above—enchant with a lumunous beauty and offer a delight of discovery in the world around us.

And we're pleased when other folks—like the judges at the University and College Design Association—single out such marvelous images with an award for excellence, as they've done this year. See the photo essay in its entirety here and read an extended Q&A with Middleton here.

As for Susan Middleton, she's in Hawaii at present—at a conference where she introduced U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin (who's written introductions for her work, in fact) and offered presentations on art, science, and conservation. Read about that in the Washington Post here.

Steven Boyd Saum
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