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Chalk Games, Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Arthur Leipzig (American, b. 1918)

Chalk Games, Prospect Place, Brooklyn, 1950, printed later

  • Gelatin silver print
  • 14 x 17 3/4 in. (35.6 x 45.1 cm)
  • The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Purchase: Rictavia Schiff Bequest, 1993-116
  • © Arthur Leipzig
  • Digital image © 2010 The Jewish Museum, New York Photo by Ardon Bar Hama

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Chalk Games, Prospect Place, Brooklyn

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  • What mood is captured by this image? Which details contribute to creating that mood?

  • Describe the point of view the photographer gives us of this scene.

  • Describe the way that light is distributed throughout this composition. Where are the darkest areas? Where are the highlights? How do these tones guide you through the photograph?