Hydrant: In the Air

Media - 2016.30.3 - SAAM-2016.30.3_1 - 125841
Copied Hiram Maristany, Hydrant: In the Air, 1963, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, 2016.30.3, © 1963, Hiram Maristany

Artwork Details

Title
Hydrant: In the Air
Date
1963
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
image: 13 × 17 58 in. (33.0 × 44.8 cm) sheet: 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
Copyright
© 1963, Hiram Maristany
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Cityscape — street
  • Architecture — vehicle — automobile
  • Children
  • Recreation — sport and play
Object Number
2016.30.3

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Exhibitions

Photograph of children playing in the water from a fire hydrant by Hiram Maristany
Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography
May 11, 2017August 5, 2017
America’s urban streets have long inspired documentary photographers. After World War II, populations shifted from the city to the suburbs and newly built highways cut through thriving neighborhoods, leaving isolated pockets within major urban centers. As neighborhoods started to decline in the 1950s, the photographers in this exhibition found ways to call attention to changing cities and their residents. Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography explores the work of ten photographers—Manuel Acevedo, Oscar Castillo, Frank Espada, Anthony Hernandez, Perla de Leon, Hiram Maristany, Ruben Ochoa, John Valadez, Winston Vargas, and Camilo José Vergara—who were driven to document and reflect on the state of American cities during these transformative years.