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Untitled (Tenements, New York)

Consuelo Kanaga (American, 1894-1978)

Untitled (Tenements, New York), c. 1937

  • Gelatin silver print
  • 7 11/16 x 6 1/16 in. (19.5 x 15.4 cm)
  • The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Purchase: The Paul Strand Trust for the benefit of Virginia Stevens Gift, 2008-69
  • Digital image © 2008 The Jewish Museum, New York Photo by Ardon Bar Hama

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Untitled (Tenements, New York)

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Untitled (Tenements, New York)

Discuss:

  • Describe the photographer’s point of view. Where might the photographer have taken this photograph from?

  • Ask students to face the image and then close their eyes. Have them re-open them and take note of where in the image their eyes go first and where they subsequently travel. Ask students to reflect upon the following questions: What do you think drew your eyes to different elements? What led your eyes around the image? Was the sequence based on subject matter, values (light and dark), repeated elements?

  • Describe the visual rhythm created by the lines of hanging laundry.