“Spirit Stands Still For The Photographer it Has Chosen”


The photographer Minor White said that. And I think of those words each time I see this photograph taken at Knowth, in Ireland, by Justin Knecht. Newgrange, Knowth and the other structures, tombs and archaeological sites in the Boyne Valley date from as far back as 5300 years ago. We modern folk have a difficult time understanding that this may have been an accomplished civilization with a concentrated awareness and sophistication.

Scholars have debated this for decades: primitive vs. sophisticated astronomer builders and mystics. Was there more than clever mathematical calculations and heavy lifting? Legend and history merge richly in the Boyne Valley.