The series of photographs by Charlotte Dumas called “Anima” was commissioned by and recently exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and is comprised of portraits of the majestic burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery. Dumas photographed these animals in their stalls as they relaxed and moved towards sleep after a day of work. Exposed only with available light, these pictures are both powerful and intimate. She has also created a video work that will be screened in the project gallery portraying the animals as they drift in and out of sleep. “Anima” is on view at the Julie Saul Gallery until March 9, 2013.
For more, see PDN’s article about this exhibition: A Fine-Art Approach to Photographing Animals