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screen printed on mat in black ink, top center above photograph: TO MAKE THE RAINS COME; bottom center of mat below photograph: If the rainy season comes and there is no rain, / send the children into the heart of the forest nine days in a row. / Tell them to water the termites. / When this is done, the rains will soon arrive.


Joseph Cohen, New York; gift to NGA, 2014.

Exhibition History
In Response to Place: Photographs from the Nature Conservancy’s Last Great Places, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, September-December 2001; Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, February-April 2002; Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco, May-July 2002; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, August- December 2002; Field Museum, Chicago, January-April 2003; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, May-August 2003; Museum Center, Cincinnati, March-June 2004; Renaissance Center, Detroit, July-September 2004.