"It was Heraclitus who said that you never step in the same river twice because both subjects of that sentence are unstable: the river is always transforming, and so are you. Zoe Leonard’s photographs of the Rio Grande are commendable for confirming Heraclitus’s assertion as well as flying in the face of it. Her photographic gaze is one wedged, impossibly, in between poetry and forensis. And so, like the river changes its name to Río Bravo as it crosses the border of the United States to Mexico, Leonard too exceeds the boundaries of individual perspective in her creation of a body of work that functions both as theatre and testimony."
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