August 11, 2021

Community Invited to Share Reflections for Response Wall

“TAKING PAUSE”: Robin Resch’s project in Dohm Alley features photography triptychs that display a participant and something they identify as “irreplaceable” to them. Resch, Arts Council of Princeton artist-in-residence, invites the Princeton community to submit to a Virtual Response Wall after considering, “What is irreplaceable to you?”

What is irreplaceable to you? Princeton-based photographer and Arts Council of Princeton Artist-in-Residence Robin Resch asks the Princeton community to consider this challenging yet essential question.

On view in Princeton’s Dohm Alley through October 16, “Taking Pause” is a documentary collaborative portrait project that asks people to reflect on what matters most deeply to them. Resch’s photographic triptychs each display a participant, what he or she shared as being irreplaceable, and his or her story behind this choice.

Resch describes this ongoing series as a collaboration meant to invite reflection and healing. These recent local portraits were made in response to the challenges of the past year, from COVID-19 and racial injustice to social reckoning. As part of her installation in Princeton, she also created a Virtual Response Wall as a space where members of the community can also consider this question and share their own reflections: What is irreplaceable to you? All are invited to join this community conversation. The contributions will act as record of the public’s response to this community project and most importantly, help us consider what truly matters.

To share your reflections or to follow the collective conversation, visit the “Taking Pause” Virtual Response Wall at

For a peek behind the process of “Taking Pause,” Resch will present free, open-air artist talks in Dohm Alley. The first will be a lunchtime talk from 12-1 p.m. on August 19. On August 26, September 9, and September 23, Resch will deliver evening artist talks from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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