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Untitled (Brooklyn Bridge)

Alexander Alland (American, b. Ukraine, 1902-1989)

Untitled (Brooklyn Bridge), c. 1938

  • Gelatin silver print
  • 7 15/16 x 9 7/8 in. (20.2 x 25.1 cm)
  • The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Purchase: William and Jane Schloss Family Foundation Fund, 2008-40
  • © Estate of Alexander Alland, Sr.
  • Digital image © 2010 The Jewish Museum, New York Photo by Ardon Bar Hama

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Untitled (Brooklyn Bridge)

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Untitled (Brooklyn Bridge)

Discuss:

  • Describe the overall composition of this image. [symmetric, balanced]

  • Where do you see the symmetry disrupted? [the lamp at left; the skyscraper in the far distance; the pedestrian, etc.]

  • Describe the mood of this image. Which details contribute to creating that mood?