Amani Willett, The Disappearance of Joseph Plummer

A curious tale spun from the life of mysterious hermit Joseph Plummer, who lived in the woods of central New Hampshire in the late 1700s. Two centuries later an unsuspecting man purchased the mythical loner’s land and built a hideaway cabin for himself – only to discover the legend of Joseph lurking deep in the seclusion of the forest. This atmospheric photobook explores our human desire to escape and find peaceful solitude, far from the burdens and apparatus of modern society.

Amani Willett’s monograph Disquiet was published in the spring of 2013 by Damiani. He was recently featured in the books Street Photography Now and New York: In Color. Willett’s pictures have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including at the Howard Greenberg gallery and his work has been featured in such publications as American Photography, Newsweek and the New York Times. He has given talks about his work at institutions including the International Center of Photography. Willett received his MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts.

Event date: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140

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