Ed Panar’s “Winter Nights, Walking” captures the artist’s hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the quiet glory of the winter night. Between 2013 and 2023, Panar walked alone through the city, photographing houses as fortresses against the outside cold, capturing the spontaneous patterns of button-like snowflakes hanging in the sky, the streets resting under a thin layer of white, and the slight sting of the crisp air.
“[…] Panar’s intention for “Winter Nights, Walking” is to make a Pittsburgh-specific project that highlights the unique qualities of the recent winter seasons in this region, with an eye towards the changing climate and the recent dark winters of the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the motif of wandering the city alone at night, Panar invites viewers to walk with me and consider the familiar space of the city in its uncanny delight.”
― from the publisher’s description