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Karen Halverson

Hite Crossing, Lake Powell, Utah
1988
Ektacolor print
11 1/2 x 23 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation

As a modern-day explorer in the American West, Halverson balances natural and man-made beauty. Leaving her camera shutter open for a longer period of time blurs the waters of Lake Powell. The unexpected brightness of the sandstone shore comes from an artificial source, the headlights of the photographer’s car.