1976, printed later
(American, b. 1938)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 16.3 x 20.9 cm (6 7/16 x 8 1/4 in.); Paper: 20.2 x 25.1 cm (7 15/16 x 9 7/8 in.)
Gift of George Stephanopoulos 2020.326
Watching television was the most popular American leisure pastime in the 1970s.
Bill Owens began photographing while taking a visual anthropology course in college. He continued his systematic observation of human behavior and social structures as a staff photographer for a local newspaper and in personal photographic projects shot on the weekends. Leisure was the fourth such project, begun in the 1970s but not published in book form until 2004.
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