Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth

1990

Keith Carter

(American, 1948-)

Gelatin silver print, toned

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.)

Gift of William S. Lipscomb in memory of his father, James S. Lipscomb 2002.147

Impression: 8

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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

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