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Congressional Gathering

Congressional Gathering

1959

Louis H. Draper

(American, 1935-2002)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 31.1 x 20.7 cm (12 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.); Paper: 35.4 x 27.6 cm (13 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

Alma Kroeger Fund 2017.106

Description

This metaphorical image, made early in Draper’s career, was taken two years after he moved from segregated Richmond, Virginia, to New York to study photography. He shows us one thing—bedsheets hanging on a clothesline, seemingly seen at night—while alluding to another, hoods at a Ku Klux Klan gathering.



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See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Credit line: 
Alma Kroeger Fund

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