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Self Image #4 (from the series Face Lift)

Self Image #4 (from the series Face Lift)

Artist: Anne Noggle (American, 1922 - 2005)
Subject Matter: Anne Noggle (American, 1922 - 2005)
Date: 1975
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Support: 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of the Anne Noggle Foundation, 2016
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2016.2.3
Description
The photograph was taken in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the yard of the artist’s house on Mesa Grande.
As was fashionable at the time, Noggle filed the edges of her negative carrier to create a black border around her prints in the 1960s to mis-1970s, as seen on this print. The color of the print also suggests it may not have been well processed in the darkroom.
In the early 1970s, Noggle had extensive surgeries on her lungs which were damaged by her work as a crop duster and ended her career as a pilot. She felt that these operations aged her and decided to get a face lift in 1975. She saw it in a very positive light, as a way to revive her appearance, and documented herself in photographs before the surgery and after for her series “Face Lift.” Apparently her interest in the beauty of aging faces did not extend to her own visage.
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