01-26 Location. 1800 Leonidas Street (Carrollton) Date(s). July 14, 2009 7:55 a.m. Name(s). Brian Christopher Smith (22) Notes. Face up with multiple gunshot wounds.

  • Deborah Luster, 01-26 Location. 1800 Leonidas Street (Carrollton) Date(s). July 14, 2009 7:55 a.m. Name(s). Brian Christopher Smith (22) Notes. Face up with multiple gunshot wounds., 2008-2012, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2010, Deborah Luster, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2013.43

Exhibition Label
This photograph, from a series that documents contemporary and historical homicide sites in New Orleans, presents Deborah Luster’s interpretation of the last view of the crime victim lying face up on the ground. The title is the entry from the New Orleans Police blotter, but the photograph is Luster’s meditation on looking, seeing, and the power of images to haunt our imaginations.


A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Title
01-26 Location. 1800 Leonidas Street (Carrollton) Date(s). July 14, 2009 7:55 a.m. Name(s). Brian Christopher Smith (22) Notes. Face up with multiple gunshot wounds.
Artist
Date
2008-2012
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Object Number
2013.43
Palette
Linked Open Data
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