Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Charlotte Dumas: Anima

By Kitson

Last night I was driving down 17th Street here in DC and noticed a huge poster of a beautiful gray horse hanging outside the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Anima is a new collection of horse photos taken by Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas on display in the museum's rotunda. I can't wait to check it out!

Dumas travels the world creating beautiful formal portraits of animals. Anima, her first one-person museum exhibition in the United States, features a newly commissioned series of portraits centered on the majestic burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery. These Army horses, which belong to the Old Guard—the 3rd Infantry Regiment—carry soldiers to their final resting place in traditional military funerals. Between 2010 and 2012, Dumas photographed them in their stables and at work. Check out this video about the collection.

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