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Louisiana Pacific, Ketchikan (from the series The Tongass: Alaska's Vanishing Rain Forest)

Louisiana Pacific, Ketchikan (from the series The Tongass: Alaska's Vanishing Rain Forest)

Artist: Robert Glenn Ketchum (American, born 1947)
Date: 1986 (printed 2010)
Medium: silver-dye bleach print
Dimensions:
Image: 22 x 27 11/16 in. (55.9 x 70.3 cm)
Support: 24 x 29 7/8 in. (61 x 75.9 cm)
Mat: 30 × 40 in. (76.2 × 101.6 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Robert Glenn Ketchum, 2011
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2011.28.1
Description
This dynamic composition of diagonal lines and clouds of smoke or steam shows an industrial logging operation in Ketchikan, Alaska. The artist photographed extensively in southeastern Alaska in the 1980s, hoping to influence the United States Congress to pass legislation to protect the Tongass rainforest, now the largest national forest in the country at around 17 million acres, administered by Forest Services in Ketchikan.
Not on view
Publication and Exhibition History: 4/8/2011-10/9/2011: Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment, New Mexico Museum of Art