“STEPHANIE”: The Arts Council of Princeton presents “Traces of Time,” an exhibition by Princeton-based photographer Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick, January 8 through February 5.
The Arts Council of Princeton presents “Traces of Time,” an exhibition by Princeton-based photographer Eileen Hohmuth Lemonick, January 8 through February 5, 2022.
“Traces of Time” addresses a lifetime of memories, love, sexuality, family, beauty, decay, fragility, longevity, vulnerability, sickness, health, and death. It has to do with moments and people that are gone. The project started when Hohmuth-Lemonick fractured her pelvis, was immobile, and could only get around with a walker. Friends sent bouquets, and with severely limited motion, she began to photograph them on her kitchen table, finding beauty in their decay. From that initial work, she has continued in many directions: among them portraits, flowers frozen in melting ice, images created with a scanner, combining live and dead flowers, painting on vegetation, and observing the passage of time in nature.
For many years, Hohmuth-Lemonick specialized in documentary and portrait photography, focusing on people who live in developing countries and who face challenges many in the developed world can’t easily imagine. In the fall of 2006, she traveled to Uganda to photograph one group of children orphaned by AIDS and another undergoing rehabilitation after having served as child soldiers in the revolutionary army trying to overthrow the government. more