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Photographer goes inside the skin of the Capitol

Michael Barnes
mbarnes@statesman.com

When Bill Kennedy arrived to record the overhaul of the state Capitol in 1990, he stared in stupefied reverence.

“I can remember being so completely overwhelmed and in awe of what I was looking at,” the Austin photographer says. “And wondering if I could make photographs that could do it justice. It was a pretty humbling experience.”

From 1990 to 1993, Kennedy scrambled all over the Capitol and its new northerly, underground extension. Hired by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the St. Edward’s University professor used his considerable skills to document the changes to the 1888 structure but also to set some striking visions that, two decades later, look like echoes from an entirely different age.

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