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Gregory Conniff

Iowa County, Wisconsin, October
1990, printed 1991
gelatin silver print
19 7/8 x 23 7/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation

Iowa County borders Madison, Wisconsin, where Gregory Conniff has lived for many years. His choice of the broad, fruitful sweep of a cornfield—so symbolic of Midwestern prosperity—suggests his connection to Iowa and the Midwest. Conniff’s image exemplifies the positive interaction between nature and human advancement.