Christmas Star, near Akron, Alabama, photographed 2001, printed 2004
Chromogenic color print
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
I quite like William Christenberry's photography. I saw an exhibit of his works at the Smithsonian American Art Museum some years ago that I enjoyed very much. And there's a photograph of his hanging in the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., Green Warehouse—Newbern, Alabama, that I liked so much that I used it for one of my Sunday art posts back in 2008.
Incidentally, if you were wondering what makes this a Christmas star particularly and not some other kind of star, the photo was taken on January 1, so I guess he felt it was a safe bet.
Previous Advent posts:
2003: How far is it to Bethlehem?
2004: Christmas Mail
2005: Look, up in the sky!
2006: Adam lay ybounden
2007: Mug with the Adoration of the Magi
2008: Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season
2009: Minstrel's Song