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Homage to Meatyard

Homage to Meatyard

Artist: Anne Noggle (American, 1922 - 2005)
Date: 1987-1988
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Support: 17 × 14 in. (43.2 × 35.6 cm)
Mat: 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of the Anne Noggle Foundation, 2016
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2016.2.20
Description
Anne Noggle probably learned about the photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard from Van Deren Coke, her teacher at the University of New Mexico. Coke -- himself a prominent photographer, curator, and professor -- was a native of Lexington, Kentucky, where Meatyard lived and worked as an optican as well as a photographer. Meatyard is known for using family members and neighbors as models and posing them in ordinary settings wearing masks. Since Noggle’s close circle of family and friends were also her models and because she used masks in some of her self-portraits, she may have felt an affinity with Meatyard. In this tribute, she and one of her students pose in masks, forming a macabre couple.
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