Details

Title

House and Car, Near Akron, Alabama

Artist/Maker

William Christenberry (American, 1936–2016)

Date

1981, printed 1988

Medium

Dye coupler print

Dimensions

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Credit

Purchase with funds from Robert Yellowlees

Accession #

2014.122

On View

Currently not on view

At the suggestion of fellow photographer Lee Friedlander, Christenberry began photographing with a large-format camera in 1977. This simple change in equipment enabled subtle but significant shifts in his photographs. The larger camera not only created sharper, more detailed negatives that rendered color more vibrantly, but the optical mechanics also allowed Christenberry to give greater consideration to his compositional strategies and opened the way for experimentation with deeper picture planes that accentuated transitions between foreground, middle ground, and background, as seen in this work.

Image Copyright

© (c) William Christenberry

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