Photography Exhibit: White on White: Rural Churches of New England

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Photographs by Steve Rosenthal at de Menil Gallery, Groton, MA

April 4- June 5, 2011

(on loan from Historic New England)

Steve Rosenthal's gorgeous black-and-white photography of white churches in  the New England vernacular can be savored in book form or up-close on exhibit.

You may recognize Rosenthal's name from his many credits in architectural photography, but for years he pursued a pet project -- composing breathtaking fine-art photos of a uniquely New England icon. From stoic meetinghouses to elegant Greek and Gothic Revival churches, his collection of eighteenth and nineteenth century, textured, white structures in the New England landscape is a treasure.

Catch the artist's gallery talk Wednesday, April 6 at 7:15 pm at the de Menil Gallery in Groton, Mass. If you can't make it to the exhibit (or even if you can), grab a copy of the book.

Find more examples of stunning New England vernacular photography here.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast