Atlas Moth

1990
(American, 1948-)
Image: 37.1 x 37.2 cm (14 5/8 x 14 5/8 in.); Paper: 50.5 x 40.6 cm (19 7/8 x 16 in.); Matted: 66 x 55.9 cm (26 x 22 in.)
Impression: 8
Location: not on view
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Known for mysterious photographs taken primarily in the southern U.S., Carter has built a reputation upon the ability to instinctively capture the fleeting and fragile relationship between man and nature. By immersing himself in southern culture, Carter is able to create intriguing photographs that grasp the viewer’s attention while leaving them with curious images of startling beauty. This close-up portrait captures a large moth resting on an unknown man’s bearded lip. The man’s unflinching gaze mimics that of the photographer’s persistent focus on his subject, making this one of Carter’s most engaging images. Gift of William S. Lipscomb in memory of his father, James S. Lipscomb 2002.147
Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth

1990

Keith Carter

(American, 1948-)
America, 20th century

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