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Railyard Adjacent to the Beacon Landing (from the series The Hudson River and the Highlands)

Railyard Adjacent to the Beacon Landing (from the series The Hudson River and the Highlands)

Artist: Robert Glenn Ketchum (American, born 1947)
Date: 1984 (printed 2010)
Medium: silver-dye bleach print
Dimensions:
Image: 28 15/16 x 36 9/16 in. (73.5 x 92.9 cm)
Support: 29 15/16 x 40 in. (76 x 101.6 cm)
Mat: 33 x 44 7/16 in. (83.8 x 112.9 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Robert Glenn Ketchum, 2011
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2011.28.2
Description
In 1982, the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund commissioned Ketchum – as well as the photographers William Clift and Stephen Shore – to photograph along New York’s famous Hudson River. Though the river and its surrounding landscape had inspired a group of nineteenth-century romantic paintings by American artists, by the middle of the twentieth century it was more industrial than rural. Ketchum admired the landscape photographs of Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter, but in photographing along the Hudson, he felt it was important to show not only its natural beauty but also the additions to the landscape by human beings.
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