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View of Gate, Iron and Brick

Doris Ulmann

Artwork Details

View of Gate, Iron and Brick
circa 1913 - 1925
Doris Ulmann
gum platinum print on paper
10 15/16 in x 8 9/16 in (27.78 cm x 21.75 cm);14 1/16 in x 18 in (35.72 cm x 45.72 cm);11 in x 9 in (27.94 cm x 22.86 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Kenyon


Subject Matter:

Doris Ulmann became interested in photography after studying at the Ethical Culture School (1900-1903), where Lewis Hine taught. She studied at Columbia and later at the Clarence H. White School of Photography from 1913-1917. She focused on pictorialist subject matter and studio portraiture until 1927, when she began to document folklore and rural traditions in Appalachia and rural communities throughout North and Southeast. She collaborated with John Jacob Niles on her travels, and later, Julia Peterkin for her work about the vanishing black culture, "Gullah," in South Carolina in Roll, Jordan, Roll.

Physical Description:

A photograph of an iron gate with brick columns. A large tree hangs over the gate, its branches mimicking the formal qualities of the gate below.

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