Aug 31, 2017

Brett

Brett

2016

Suzette Bross

(American, b. 1968)

Archival inkjet print

Image: 53.2 x 38 cm (20 15/16 x 14 15/16 in.); Paper: 55.8 x 43.1 cm (21 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Gift of the Artist 2017.26

Edition: Edition 1/3

Description

This portrait, made using a flatbed scanner as the camera, engages in a dialogue between contemporary technology and the early days of photography. The two-minute exposure time and shallow depth of field harken back to the limitations of the first photographic processes. Unlike the small-scale of historic images, Bross prints her image larger than life-size, enhancing the tension between the photograph’s intimacy and its simultaneous sense of distance.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Credit line: 
Gift of the Artist

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