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Whale Bones, South Georgia, Antarctica, (from the Wondrous Cold: An Antarctica Journey series)

Whale Bones, South Georgia, Antarctica, (from the Wondrous Cold: An Antarctica Journey series)

Artist: Joan Myers (American, born 1944)
Printer: Wendy Young (American, born 1963)
Date: 2001 (printed 2017)
Medium: pigment print
Dimensions:
Image: 14 1/4 × 22 in. (36.2 × 55.9 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Joan Myers, 2017
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2017.5.19
Description
Not everyone who visits Antarctica gets out alive. In addition to her pictures of the landscape, the researchers, and the animal life of Antarctica, Myers also photographed the abandoned hut of the British explorer Robert F. Scott. Here, she also photographs the place where a massive whale met its end, animating one of its bones by framing her image so that it juts dramatically toward us in a reminder of its past vitality.
Not on view
Publication and Exhibition History: March 17 – Aug. 17, 2014 Exhibit: Beneath our Feet: Photography by Joan Myers