|Tulare County Free Library, Allensworth, CA by Robert Dawson|
"Public Library: An American Commons", an exhibit of public library photographs by Robert Dawson, is on display at the San Francisco Public Library through June 12. Dawson has been photographing public libraries across the country since 1994 focusing on their role as public commons. Places, an online architecture journal, has just published a slide show of some of the images in the exhibit. The exhibit demonstrates the enormous diversity of of America's public libraries. As someone who takes every opportunity to visit and photograph libraries, I'm greatly impressed with Dawson's work.