"There are two subjects in these portraits—model and photographer. The girl, a self-conscious young beauty, and the photographer, hyper-aware of the camera’s possibilities and its presence. The woman and the photographer, lifelong friends, have no need for artifice; the camera has become transparent."—Joan Lyons, photographer and bookmaker
A nationally recognized artist and photographer, Rita Hammond (1924–1999) was a dynamic and greatly admired presence in the Central New York art community. With audacity, intelligence, and humor, Hammond’s work reflected on major figures from the history of art and photography. Images of a Girl, Images of a Woman offers a body of photographs from Hammond’s longtime collaboration with Lynn Moser. Juxtaposing images of Moser as a young girl in 1967 with images of her as a woman twenty years later, Hammond reveals the dramatic and intimate effects of time, reflected in both the subject and the perspective of the photographer.