Brookland

Bill Crandall
Dec 6, 2023

Daddy, what are nuns?

Well, they are women who devote their lives to God. It means they don’t get married, and they give up things like fancy clothes.

[pause] So they can’t wear booty shorts?

No… [long pause] well, maybe they could, under their robes. Like a secret.

Away from the monuments, Fairy Tales from the Fault Lines is a series of personal dispatches from my life along Washington DC’s shifting central ‘fault lines’, where a gentrifying and long-divided city was forging a new identity as my daughter was growing up. Maybe I just wanted to know if I could love my hometown.

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Bill Crandall

Photographer and educator. Exploring how art and stories can take us forward. Carrying the fire.