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Exhausted Renegade Elephant, Woodland, Washington

A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "american prospects".

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  • A work made of chromogenic print, from the series "american prospects".

Date:

June 1979, printed June 1987

Artist:

Joel Sternfeld
American, born 1944

About this artwork

Between 1979 and 1983 Joel Sternfeld traveled across the United States, making photographs with a large-format camera mounted on a tripod for a series called American Prospects. His wandering, on-the-road approach to picturing the American landscape coupled a sense of searching with being in the right place at the right time. Here Sternfeld transformed an elephant’s escape from a zoo into an image that reads like a movie still with an elevated vantage point and a wide frame that shows the bystanders and sheriff’s car.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Joel Sternfeld

Title

Exhausted Renegade Elephant, Woodland, Washington

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1979

Medium

Chromogenic print, from the series "American Prospects"

Dimensions

40.5 × 50.9 cm (image); 50.7 × 60.9 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph and Nancy Segall

Reference Number

1993.416

Extended information about this artwork

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