American Family, 2008 - Diane Wah

About the Work

About American Family

In American Family by Diane Wah, the viewer sees only the backs of the bride and groom in the midst of their wedding ceremony, as though we were members of the congregation. The man reaches for something in his pocket ...

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In American Family by Diane Wah, the viewer sees only the backs of the bride and groom in the midst of their wedding ceremony, as though we were members of the congregation. The man reaches for something in his pocket, presumably the wedding ring that will finalize the marriage. The composition of the photograph, left uncropped, reflects the simplicity of the ceremony, and our intimate position makes us feel as though we are participating in the start of a new American family.

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About the Artist

About Diane Wah

Diane Wah is a Haitian, New York City native whose photography "explores various notions of gender, racial coding, and cultural theory." Inspired by filmmakers such ...Read More
Diane Wah is a Haitian, New York City native whose photography "explores various notions of gender, racial coding, and cultural theory." Inspired by filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Spike Lee, and Stanley Kubrick and photographers like Weegee and Diane Arbus, Wah uses a combination of digital and film photography to experiment with her subject matter. Originally trained as an anthropologist taught to "document and then to file away," Wah challenges the concept of objectivity in her photography and asks the viewer to question, "What is fact?"Read Less

American Family, 2008

Diane Wah

Photograph
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Size Price
20.00" x 16.00" $400
Edition of 75

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Offered in partnership with:

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Description

Black and white 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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This work is eligible for return within 30 days of receipt of delivery.

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Diane Wah
American Family

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