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Darkroom

Darkroom

Alternative:Torn Shirt
Artist: Anne Noggle (American, 1922 - 2005)
Subject Matter: Anne Noggle (American, 1922 - 2005)
Date: 1981
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 11 1/8 × 16 1/16 in. (28.3 × 40.8 cm)
Support: 13 15/16 × 16 13/16 in. (35.4 × 42.7 cm)
Mat: 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of the Anne Noggle Foundation, 2016
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2016.2.9
Description
In a conversation with Katherine Ware, Noggle’s friend and studio assistant Jim Holbrook said that Noggle had a darkroom in her garage. This picture was taken after Noggle’s girlfriend Nancy Barry had left and Noggle was depressed about the breakup.
Known for her imaginative and honest self-portraits, Anne Noggle shares a bleak moment in this image made in her photographic darkroom. The light falling on her face emphasizes lines and spots, a kind of map of her journeys through life. Her torn shirt and somber expression, along with the title of the picture, create an unmistakable mood of despair.
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