Cathedral Events

Monday, March 25, 2013–January 29, 2016

Exhibit Opening: “Gothic Resilience” Photo Exhibition

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“Gothic Resilience,” a selection of photographs from an ongoing collaboration between photographer Colin Winterbottom and Washington National Cathedral will be on exhibit in the Garrett Lounge of the Perry Observation Gallery (seventh floor of the Cathedral; accessible by the west narthex elevators). Started as the Cathedral began restoration and recovery from the August 2011 earthquake, the series sheds light on a number of hand-carved architectural features that were damaged in the quake; paradoxically, the overall impression left by the series is of the strength and resilience of the graceful Gothic structure.

Winterbottom has built a career largely on studies of Washington’s urban landscape. His photos seek to express not just what a place looks like but how it feels to be there. Winterbottom combines a heightened sensitivity to place with compelling compositions and unique perspectives to infuse the urban landscape with drama and mood. His Cathedral series builds on a recognized portfolio of D.C. photographs that embrace the grand and the gritty with equal enthusiasm. He will continue to photograph at the Cathedral as restoration work continues.

The exhibit opens March 25, 2013, and runs indefinitely. View sample photographs from the exhibit »

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