William Clift (American, b. 1944)
gelatin silver print, Image - h:19.50 w:24.50 cm (h:7 5/8 w:9 5/8 inches)
Matted - h:45.72 w:35.56 cm (h:18 w:14 inches). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Mann 1990.110
Clift has spent much of his creative life in New Mexico, frequently working in national parks, creating personal, reflective, and quiet images such as Desert Form #1, New Mexico, of lyrical grace and formal invention. Employing an 8-by-10-inch view camera, Clift takes advantage of its detail-rich negatives, yielding the ethereal light, rugged texture, and otherworldly quality of this ancient wilderness.