Bennett Carnahan

At some point growing up Bennett Carnahan commandeered his father’s SLR and miscellaneous assortment of lenses. So armed, he began to haunt the local train yards, cemeteries, gardens, and coffee shops, stalking the allusive Moment.

He now worships and works in Maryland, where he teaches European history, writes poetry, music, and short fiction, and takes the occasional photograph (still with the same camera). He also keeps snakes.

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