Exalting Towers

Downtown Memphis 1973-74

Someone asked me a simple question about the future of photos taken in 1974 of downtown Memphis. From that moment my mind took off and the hounds were racing the hills again. If you know something of the period and the many people who were involved in a genuine community effort at that time and place, this story might touch you and arouse memories that are different but no less pleasurable.

This was a moment full of possibility, though it was not necessarily a prosperous time. Many of the participants were members of a temporarily lost generation looking for an alleyway to adulthood and meaning. Times at the edges of prosperity might in fact be the best: when people take up chance causes and do wondrous things together on a shoestring.

Thank you for asking questions. They are like jet fuel.

Read it here.