Untitled #11 (Bent Branches)

Night Coming Tenderly, Black

Untitled #11 (Bent Branches)

2017

Dawoud Bey

(American, b. 1953)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 121.9 x 149.9 cm (48 x 59 in.); Framed: 122.7 x 151.1 x 5.1 cm (48 5/16 x 59 1/2 x 2 in.)

Dorothea Wright Hamilton Fund 2018.296

Edition: edition of 6 + 2 artist's proofs

Location

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This series was shot in Northeast Ohio at real sites used by the Underground Railroad and in landscapes typical of the region.

Description

Bey describes this series as “a visual reimagining of the movement of fugitive slaves through the Cleveland and Hudson, Ohio landscape as they approached Lake Erie and the final passage to freedom in Canada…These photographs seek to approximate the spatial and sensory experience of those moving furtively through the darkness, and the landscapes they encountered.”

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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