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Crushed cars, Morrisville, Vermont, 1971

PC044.TMP.041 (RS81121)

Description

Like many of Reed's photographs, this one finds abstract beauty without sacrificing an interest in environmental issues. The image can be read as an intriguing pattern of lights and darks, or, equally, as a warning about the onslaught of trash blotting out the landscape. These concerns, one aesthetic and the other political, have come to characterize the era of the early 1970s.

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Details

Collection Name
Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972
Collection Code
PC044
Dates
1971
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
194130
Reference Code
PC044.TMP.041

Record details

Originator
Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
automobile graveyards
automobiles
garbage
pollution
transportation
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Places
Morrisville (Lamoille county, Vermont)
Notes
Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

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