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Pausing to Drink, Peralta Creek Trail, Superstition Mountains, Arizona

Pausing to Drink, Peralta Creek Trail, Superstition Mountains, Arizona

Artist: Mark Klett (American, born 1952)
Date: January 8, 1983
Medium: gelatin silver print, toned
Dimensions:
Image: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Frame: 19 1/2 x 23 1/4 in. (49.5 x 59.1 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Susan Crocker, 2009
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2009.43.1
Description
In his photographic work, he has concentrated on exploring human interaction with the American landscape. The artist is known for his black-and-white landscapes of the Southwestern United States, often using Polaroid positive-negative film, which results in the distinctive edges of his prints. He also characteristically titles and dates his images on the verso with silver ink. More recently, he has been engaged in issues of photography in time, including "rephotography." The term was coined during a collaborative project in the 1980s that resulted in the publication Second View: The Rephotographic Survey Project (1984) in which Klett and his colleagues followed in the footsteps of nineteenth-century expedition photographers, such as Timothy O'Sullivan and A.J. Russell, and, after much research and calculation, photographed from the same locations. A third set of images was added for Third Views, Second Sights: A Rephotographic Survey of the American West (2004). His work has been exhibited internationally, is included in major collections of photography throughout the United States and abroad, and has been the subject of several publications.
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