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Russell Lee Photographs - Human Condition

Exhibit: Russell Lee Photographs - Human Condition

One of the reasons Russell Lee was drawn to photography was because he could use it to document the human condition in a very direct and immediate way. It was a tool for him to communicate his compassion and concern for people who were usually less fortunate than himself. The human condition is the essential component that unites Lee’s entire body of work, including the other three sections of this exhibit. Politics, Travel and Industry, and Texana are themes with unique characteristics, but they are all rooted in some aspect of our common humanity.