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Edith, Christmas Morning, Danville, Virginia

Edith, Christmas Morning, Danville, Virginia

Artist: Emmet Gowin (American, born 1941)
Date: 1971 (printed circa 1973)
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 8 x 9 5/16 in. (20.3 x 23.7 cm)
Support: 8 x 9 15/16 in. (20.3 x 25.2 cm)
Mat: 13 15/16 x 16 7/16 in. (35.4 x 41.8 cm)
Mat (Secondary ): 16 1/2 x 18 in. (41.9 x 45.7 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of anonymous donor, 2013
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2013.40.4
Description
After marrying in 1964, Emmet Gowin began exploring the subject of family life with his camera. Here, his wife Edith surveys the aftermath of Christmas morning, a common scene that is dramatized by the chaos of wrapping paper and the artist’s use of a special lens to create a peep-hole effect.
Not on view