Untitled

  • Aaron Siskind, Untitled, 1937, printed later, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1937, Aaron Siskind Foundation, Gift of Tennyson and Fern Schad, courtesy of Light Gallery, 1990.73.4

Exhibition Label
In this untitled photograph Aaron Siskind focused on the regular grid of boarded-up windows on a derelict tenement building. Once portals into intimate domestic spaces, the windows represent loss in a community plagued by poverty, unemployment, and racial discrimination. Building on the traditions of social documentary photographers before him, Siskind used his camera to raise public awareness of Harlem’s struggle, even as he created a modernist work of art.


A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
1937, printed later
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Tennyson and Fern Schad, courtesy of Light Gallery

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Cityscape – New York – New York
  • Architecture – domestic – apartment
  • Cityscape – New York – Harlem
Object Number
1990.73.4
Palette
Linked Open Data
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