Lake Project is a series of color photographs of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes bordering the state of Michigan, by American photographer Lucinda Devlin (born 1947). The pictures—taken from the same vantage point, during different seasons and at different times of day or night—explore the changing character and nature of the lake, in the interplay of day and season, wind, sun and moonlight upon the reflections on the water's surface and the variously colored glows of the atmosphere above.
Precisely bisecting Devlin's square images, the thin line of the horizon suggests the immensity of the space between these two elements, pulling the viewer into the center of the photographs where they converge.
About the Photographer
Lucinda Devlin, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1947, grew up surrounded by the Great Lakes and rural landscapes. Devlin has received numerous awards (including those from the NEA and DAAD) and her work is held in several museums, such as the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the DZ Bank Collection.
Devlin has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe including at the Venice Biennale. Steidl has published her The Omega Suites (2000) and Water Rites (2003).