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Tucson, Arizona, from the portfolio American Roads

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Henry Wessel, Jr., Tucson, Arizona, from the portfolio American Roads, 1974, gelatin silver print, Gift of Arthur Taussig, © unknown, research required, 2012.10.20n

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Title

Tucson, Arizona, from the portfolio American Roads

Related Titles

portfolio: American Roads

Artist

Henry Wessel (American, born 1942)

Date

1974

Medium

gelatin silver print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 10 in x 15 in; sheet: 16 in x 19 7/8 in

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

portfolio

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur Taussig

Accession Number

2012.10.20n

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

gelatin silver prints

houses

photographs

portfolios

Description

Like fellow New Topographics participant Robert Adams, Henry Wessel was drawn to the powerful physical quality of the light of the American West, once observing that "it looked as though you could lean against it." Wessel's fascination with Western light prompted his move from the East Coast to California in 1971. At times employing irony in his photographs, he nonetheless also attempts to cast an objective eye on his subjects. After he makes his photographs, Wessel waits at least a year before selecting which negatives to print, explaining, "If you let some time go by before considering work that you have done, you move toward a more objective position in judging it."

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