Sunrise, Chosen Land

Stephen Guion Williams1972

James A. Michener Art Museum

James A. Michener Art Museum
Doylestown, United States

Stephen Guion Williams began his career as a young photographer documenting the Sabbathday Lake community, the current center of the Shaker faith in America and one of 19 original Shaker sites in America. This work, from his Sabbathday Series, reveals the artist’s fascination with the simplicity, beauty, and grace of the Shaker way of life.


  • Title: Sunrise, Chosen Land
  • Creator: Stephen Guion Williams
  • Creator Lifespan: 1942
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date: 1972
  • Physical Dimensions: w13.875 x h20.75 inches
  • Credit Line: James A. Michener Art Museum. Museum purchase funded by the Bette and G. Nelson Pfundt Photography Endowment.
  • Type: Photograph
  • External Link: James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Medium: gelatin silver print on paper

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