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Untitled

Artist:
Jerry N. Uelsmann (American, born Detroit, Michigan, 1934)
Date:
1976, printed 1980
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 49.3 x 36 cm (19 7/16 x 14 3/16 in.) Frame: 76.2 x 63.5 cm (30 x 25 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.1073
Rights and Reproduction:
© Jerry N. Uelsmann
Not on view
Uelsmann revived the technique of combination printing pioneered by such Victorian art photographers as Oscar Gustave Rejlander and Henry Peach Robinson in the early 1960s, when darkroom manipulation was denigrated by many proponents of straight photography as a flagrant violation of photographic purity. His pictures, which he creates in a darkroom equipped with seven enlargers, are filled with mind-bending paradoxes, oblique symbolism, and bizarre contrasts of scale. Uelsmann’s work is now considered an important precursor to the seamless compositing widely associated with digital photography and Photoshop.
Grapestake Gallery

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs," February 26, 1982–May 1, 1982.

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. "Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs," May 20, 1982–July 2, 1982.

Dallas Museum of Art. "Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs," August 4, 1982–September 13, 1982.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs," November 19, 1982–January 9, 1983.

Corcoran Gallery of Art. "Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs," February 22, 1983–April 18, 1983.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," February 17, 2013–May 5, 2013.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," February 17, 2013–May 5, 2013.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," June 2, 2013–August 25, 2013.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," June 2, 2013–August 25, 2013.

Naef, Weston J. Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982. no. 15.

Fineman, Mia. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 196, pp. 193, 254.



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