Frederick H. Evans

Edward J. Steichen American, born Luxembourg
Mounted by Frederick H. Evans British

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In a circle of self-referentiality, this photograph shows a photographer observing a photograph of a photographer – Frederick Evans studying a portrait of F. Holland Day impersonating Christ. Pure description becomes a form of poetics, demonstrating that photography, in its myriad reflections, often represents little but itself. This work was in Evans's personal collection; he designed the decorative mount himself.

Frederick H. Evans, Edward J. Steichen (American (born Luxembourg), Bivange 1879–1973 West Redding, Connecticut), Platinum print

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