Shimon Attie

Linienstrasse 137, Berlin, plate 10 from the series "Writing on the Wall"

  • Created:
  • 1993
  • Size:
  • 24 x 20 in.
  • Medium:
  • Ektacolor print, Edition A/P
  • Location:
  • Aldrich Hall Lower Level

The assumed objectivity and "truth value" of photography led to its widespread use as an aid to personal and collective memory, particularly in the fields of portraiture and news reportage. Though they may deliver the world to the viewer in unrivaled detail, photographs are potentially as personal, partial, and particular as any picture rendered by hand. Contemporary photographers interested in testing this power have altered the appearance of photographic prints to reveal the print's vulnerability to manipulation, and the viewer's susceptibility to uncritical looking.
-Cincinnati Art Museum

Books in the Collection

Sites unseen: Shimon Attie European projects:installations and photographs / with an introduction by James Young

The History of Another: Shimon Attie