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Untitled Head #12

Untitled Head #12

Artist: Jin S. Lee (American)
Date: 1994
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Support: 13 13/16 x 10 7/8 in. (35.1 x 27.6 cm)
Mat: 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Joyce Niemanas, 2011
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2011.22.14
Description
Photographer Jin Lee is known for her work in landscape photography, exploring the cycles of change in natural lake and prairie scenes. In a sharp departure from that work, her high-contrast series Heads takes on portraiture in a manner reminiscent of the traditional, cut-paper silhouettes popular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The old-fashioned technique is in tension with contemporary gender, social, and racial issues about how we depict and perceive others.
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