Jason Reed explains it as a moment of profound artistic connection that happened by coincidence — in an archive.
A fine-art photographer, a third-generation West Texan, Reed, 33, had been plumbing the collections at the University of Texas’ Ransom Center, delving into the center’s staggering archive of more than 5 million photographs in order to peruse the work of those who came before him and also trained their lens on the landscape of the Texas-Mexico border region.
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“Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive”
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (Thursday until 7 p.m.), noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 4
Where: Ransom Center, UT campus, 21st and Guadalupe streets
Information: 512-471-8944, www.hrc.utexas.edu
Gallery talk with the artists: 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free.