Gelatin silver print
Image: 27.9 x 35.6 cm (11 x 14 in.); Matted: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)
Gift of the estate of Aaron Siskind 2004.52
© Aaron Siskind Foundation
Aaron Siskind began making fragmented compositions from what he called “neglected” urban imagery in the 1940s.
Aaron Siskind began making fragmented compositions from what he called “neglected” urban imagery in the 1940s. Although we know from its title that this photograph was taken in Peru, he purposely reduced the location to a disconnected fragment—in this case, a set of wooden doors, printed to highlight the wood’s texture and grain.
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