Graphically: Our National Cemeteries are compelling. We repeat the same tombstone repeated over and over in even rows.
Because it is so compelling graphically, I started making photographs at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as an exploration of geometry and light. But, for every Memorial Day the Boy Scouts put flags out next to each grave. I went to the cemetery the day after hoping to see the flags and the grave markers repeated over and over. However, the flags had been removed. One remained.
Things were different in the Iraq Section of the cemetery.
The flags remained at Christmas.
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