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Portrait of Roger Parry

Portrait of Roger Parry

c. 1930

Maurice Tabard

(French, 1897-1984)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 22.6 x 17 cm (8 7/8 x 6 11/16 in.); Mounted: 31.3 x 22.9 cm (12 5/16 x 9 in.); Paper: 22.6 x 17 cm (8 7/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.153

Description

Roger Parry learned photography from Maurice Tabard by working as his studio assistant in 1928; the following year the men were hired as a team to work at an important commercial photography studio. Their collaboration extended to their personal work; they posed for each other, photographed the same avant-garde dance events, and even exchanged negatives for use in photomontages. This portrait likely took place in a photography studio given the jumble of risers and furniture and dramatic lighting. Beside Parry are two camera tripods, emblems of his profession.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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