“Is your neighbor worth loving?”

This fall, the WT Art Gallery exhibited 20 photographs that 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 on hate crimes: “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.