A man, his camera and the library: Robert Dawson and the American Commons April 8, 2014 – Posted in: Libraries, Photography, public libraries

A public library can mean different things to different people. For me, the library offers our best example of the public commons. For many, the library upholds the nineteenth-century belief that the future of democracy is contingent upon an educated citizenry. For others, the library simply means free access to the Internet, or a warm place to take shelter, a chance for an education, or the endless possibilities that jump to life in your imagination…

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