Athens, Georgia

Athens, Georgia


Mark Steinmetz

(American, b. 1961)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 30.4 x 41.9 cm (11 15/16 x 16 1/2 in.); Paper: 40.7 x 50.9 cm (16 x 20 1/16 in.); Matted: 50.8 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in.)

Gift of Friends of Photography 2007.17



During the past two decades, Steinmetz has documented—with a cinematic sensibility—young people in the American South. His spare, monochromatic images chronicle the fleeting quality of adolescence in a manner in which time appears to have stopped. In this nocturnal scene, he tenderly recorded a girl resting on a parked car and surrounded by a familiar still life of soft drinks and cigarettes. This vignette has been played out continuously since the 1950s in towns all across America and made iconic by Hollywood movies.
Gift of Friends of Photography 2007.17

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