Creationism, 2011 - Barron Claiborne

About the Work

About Creationism

Creationism is Barron Claiborne's subversive portrayal of the religious belief that a supernatural being created humanity. In this photograph, humanity is represented by five nude dolls and the supernatural being by a human hand holding them—all glowing gold ...

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Creationism is Barron Claiborne's subversive portrayal of the religious belief that a supernatural being created humanity. In this photograph, humanity is represented by five nude dolls and the supernatural being by a human hand holding them—all glowing gold against a black background. Known for his thoughtful and provocative imagery, Claiborne says, "Sometimes you have to make people uncomfortable to get the photo you want." This work, disturbing yet engaging, exemplifies his ideology.

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About the Artist

About Barron Claiborne

Barron Claiborne started taking pictures at age ten after receiving a camera from his mother, at which point he decided, "God, maybe I'll just ...Read More
Barron Claiborne started taking pictures at age ten after receiving a camera from his mother, at which point he decided, "God, maybe I'll just do photography, then I won't have to do anything else." Claiborne went on to develop a true penchant for the craft, and created a unique style, working primarily in large format and experimenting with 8x10 Polaroid film in order to lend a bronzed, overly textured quality to his photographs.

Claiborne's photographic influences are often derived from his Southern and African ancestry, and he uses his work as a canvas for representing the tales and oral traditions at the roots of his heritage. For the past 3 years, Claiborne has worked on an 8x10 Polaroid project focusing on the bodies of women, saints, and goddesses. His work has appeared in a number of publications including Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Interview.Read Less

Creationism, 2011

Barron Claiborne

Photograph
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20.00" x 16.00" $400
Edition of 75

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Offered in partnership with:

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Description

Color photograph made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper.

Authentication

Includes a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.

Dimensions

This print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.

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Barron Claiborne
Creationism

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