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Coal Searcher Going Home to Jarrow

Coal Searcher Going Home to Jarrow

Artist: Bill Brandt (English, 1904 - 1983)
Date: 1937 (printed 1970s)
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 13 7/16 x 11 9/16 in. (34.1 x 29.4 cm)
Support: 20 x 15 15/16 in. (50.8 x 40.5 cm)
Mat: 21 15/16 x 18 1/16 in. (55.7 x 45.9 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Caroline Burnett, 2012
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2012.6.4
Description
Bill Brandt was a British photographer and photojournalist known for his high-contrast black-and-white photographs documenting British society as well as portraits, landscapes, and nudes. He is considered one of Britain’s most important photographers of the twentieth century for his social commentary and the distinctive vision he brought to much of his work, using wide angles, distortions, and high-contrast printing to exaggerate a subject. Here he offers a somewhat bleak portrait of a coal miner wheeling his bicycle home from work.
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