San Rafael Valley, Arizona

San Rafael Valley, Arizona


Paula Chamlee

(American, 1944-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 19.5 x 24.3 cm (7 11/16 x 9 9/16 in.); Mounted: 33 x 38 cm (13 x 14 15/16 in.); Matted: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

The Jane B. Tripp Charitable Lead Annuity Trust 2007.9



A self-taught photographer, Chamlee uses large-format black-and-white photography to document the landscape. "The act of photographing intensifies my seeing and sense of being in the world," Chamlee said. "It is always a very personal and intense moment of contact." In her image of the San Rafael Valley, warm sunlight enlivens the area’s distinctive topography, creating highly compelling contrasts of light and shadow.

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