Nam died when I was ten. Her antique glass and costume jewelry is all I have left of her—other than good memories. Her costume jewelry has lived in the "Crayon Magic" box since 1964. Nam was kind and loving, but stern. I remember as a kid how exciting it was to glimpse her getting off the train after her long trip from Rochester to Poughkeepsie. I find comfort in photographing what was once hers. She preferred purple and red, rich colors.


Christie Carter, a retired archivist, has lived in Vermont all her adult life and currently resides with her husband Kevin in Montpelier. Photography has been a part of the fabric of her life on and off since she was a teenager. She captures family, nature, and -- inspired by the dark days of winter-- still life.