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Shortly after the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, people carrying Support the Troops signs started to appear on the bridges of coastal Maine—a pointed challenge to the anti-war protestors who had already staked a claim there. On the Newcastle Bridge in Damariscotta, feelings ran so high that a city councilor ran his car into a man holding a Peace banner. Opposed to the invasion myself, I felt sad that our two sides were so bitterly divided. So I took my camera and went down to photograph. For three successive Sundays I took pictures of everyone. In May I hung an informal show in the American Legion Hall, printing on resin coated paper for expediency. People from both sides of the bridge came to the reception.

On the bridge, 2003
“Promote Dialogue”, 2003
“They gave there tomorrows”, 2003
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