Remain in light

By GREG COOK  |  July 21, 2010

Connor's photos are not just about her and humanity's quest for contact with the timeless and ineffable, but about our efforts, going back millennia, to capture these things, whether it be in paste or plaster, stone or metal. Our sacred relics, flawed as they may be, aim to plug us into the cosmic, to maintain that connection, that feeling. Photography is, of course, one more magical way we try to pin down the cosmos. At its heart is one of the most ancient ways of representing the sacred: light.

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