View of Waccamaw Neck, SC, Site of First European Colonial Attempt in America (1526)

View of Waccamaw Neck, SC, Site of First European Colonial Attempt in America (1526)

2004

Michael Loderstedt

(American, b. 1958)

Chromogenic process color print

Image: 101.6 x 126.7 cm (40 x 49 7/8 in.); Framed: 113 x 138.3 cm (44 1/2 x 54 7/16 in.); Paper: 101.6 x 126.7 cm (40 x 49 7/8 in.)

Robert A. Mann Fund 2005.147

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Although few traces remain in the landscape or in common memory of the ill-fated Spanish colony of 1526, Waccamaw Neck has not escaped human alteration. Here, Loderstedt revealed its enduring beauty, despite its tragic past and marred present. By photographing this and other sites of early European contact with the New World, the artist explores how these forgotten sites once contributed to the formation of the American identity.

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Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Credit line: 
Robert A. Mann Fund

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