Internationally renowned photographer Marcia Lippman was invited, in 1986, to teach as Artist-in-Residence in the Cadet Fine Arts Forum at the United ... Show synopsis Internationally renowned photographer Marcia Lippman was invited, in 1986, to teach as Artist-in-Residence in the Cadet Fine Arts Forum at the United States Military Academy at West Point. To the surprise of this photographer known for her ethereal, spiritually-infused work, Lippman encountered in West Point her "visual dreamworld -- essentially a black-and-white backdrop with strong graphics and texture, and a sense of history." She accepted the invitation, and stayed on to spend a year photographing life at the Academy: West Point is her poignant collection of photographs of cadets and cadet life -- parades and formations, summer camp maneuvers, the playing fields of sports, and the camaraderie of cadets. While Lippman's focus is the cadets and cadet life, her work also celebrates the grandeur and expansiveness of the West Point geography and architecture. The sense of place is overwhelming in her sublime framing of the splendid, impeccable grounds, and the monumental Academy buildings rising above the Hudson River.