Bygone Ways

Maxwell MacKenzie goes West to document crumbling structures

Artist Andrew Wyeth once said, “Pick a subject and go deep.” Washington-based photographer Maxwell MacKenzie has done just that with his images depicting abandoned barns and homesteads in his native Minnesota, created over a period of 35 years.

“Go Deep,” a current show at Cross MacKenzie Gallery in Georgetown, presents dozens of these photographs, including “Everts Township with Bird” (pictured), revealing the stark, faded beauty of these relics of the past amid swathes of empty fields and sweeping prairie. On view through March 30. 1675 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, DC. crossmackenzie.com