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(American, b. 1968)
Archival inkjet print
Image: 53.3 x 38.1 cm (21 x 15 in.); Paper: 55.8 x 43.1 cm (21 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)
Gift of the Artist 2017.25
Edition: Edition 1/3
This portrait, made using a flatbed scanner as the camera, engages in a dialogue between contemporary technology and the early days of photography. The two-minute exposure time and shallow depth of field harken back to the limitations of the first photographic processes. Unlike the small-scale of historic images, Bross prints her image larger than life-size, enhancing the tension between the photograph’s intimacy and its simultaneous sense of distance.
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