Jun 21, 2019

Untitled #11 (Bent Branches)

Night Coming Tenderly, Black

Untitled #11 (Bent Branches)


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


Did you know?

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


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.”

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