Jim Dow

Mike's Place, US 61, Natchez, MS, 1978 (printed later)

Jim Dow (American, born 1942), Mike's Place, US 61, Natchez, MS, 1978 (printed later), chromogenic print, 20 x 24 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2002.6.

"A stonemason once told Studs Terkel that it was the irregularities of a structure that allowed you to see the influence of the individual human hand. I would add that the idiosyncratic also demonstrates a kind of intelligence that deserves celebration. I make pictures that perpetuate such sensibilities by paying particular attention to discrepancies of light, color, and context so that the individuality of each subject is readily evident."—Jim Dow