Lynn Johnson '71 Photographs Honoring Aftermath of Tree of Life Tragedy on View in Art Gallery

Lynn Johnson '71 Photographs Honoring Aftermath of Tree of Life Tragedy on View in Art Gallery

This fall, the WT Art Gallery is exhibiting Is Your Neighbor Worth Loving?, 20 photographs that alumna Lynn Johnson '71 took for National Geographic magazine in the aftermath of the massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue.

Johnson is known for finding beauty and meaning in difficult subjects—threatened languages, zoonotic disease, rape in the military ranks, the brain, the centrality of water in village life. Her master's thesis probed the impact of hate crimes.

The photographs from the exhibition are available for loan to schools, religious institutions, and other organizations to further the conversation about the importance of community, and to explore this question that Fred Rogers asked when Johnson interviewed him for her thesis: "Is your neighbor worth loving?"

For information about borrowing the photographs, please contact WT's Visual Arts Department Chair, Sally Allan, at allans@winchesterthurston.org.

Please note: The exhibition contains images that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Community members are encouraged to check with their teachers, Division Director, or Sally Allan if they have further questions or if they need support in reflecting upon the images.