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Sawdust Pile, Tioga Corners, PA

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Sawdust Pile, Tioga Corners, PA

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

John Pfahl
American, born 1939

Date

1997

Medium

Dye coupler print

Accession #

2005.144

Dimensions

16 x 20 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

While artists such as Ansel Adams before him looked to the Sierras and other pristine lands in search of subjects to photograph, John Pfahl often turned instead to overlooked subjects in the human-altered environment. This image demonstrates Pfahl’s remarkable ability to take an ordinary subject—in this case a tarp-covered pile of sawdust—and transform it into a landscape of remarkable visual interest.

Credit

Gift of The National Millennium Survey, organized by The College of Santa Fe and the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego