Gelatin silver print
Image: 23.1 x 16.9 cm (9 1/8 x 6 5/8 in.); Paper: 23.3 x 17.1 cm (9 3/16 x 6 3/4 in.)
© 2013 Albert Renger-Ptzsch Archiv / Ann u. Jürgen Wilde, Zülpich / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
John L. Severance Fund 2007.22
Photographing ethnographic objects for a museum started Renger-Patzsch on the path to developing the sharply focused, deadpan style seen in these plant images that were made to illustrate books on various species of plants. The use of extreme close-up removes any sense of context, emphasizes the plants’ structures, and animates what should be a coldly scientific inquiry.
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