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Query builder

Toronto

Accession Number
1981/2.65.10

Title
Toronto

Artist(s)
Garry Winogrand

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1969; printed 1978

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
9 1/16 in x 13 7/16 in (23.02 cm x 34.13 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Stanley T. Lesser, A.B. 1951, J.D. 1953

Subject matter
This photograph depicts a wide view of a large construction site. Stacks and piles of pipes, beams, and other building materials are laid in an orderly jumble across the site's surface. Wooden armatures and fencing demarcate and section off specific areas. In the left and right sides of the image, two enormous cranes stand over the scene, their arms extending out of frame. In the far background two towering, modern structures stand. The presence of the finished buildings alludes to what the construction site will eventually yield. The scene is devoid of workers, however in the lower left corner of the image lies a pickax, a comparatively humble tool in regards to the monumental task ahead.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a view of the construction site of a large building. There are piles of materials, two towering cranes and a view of other buildings in the background.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
building materials
buildings
construction (assembling)
construction sites
cranes (equipment)
foundations (structural elements)
infrastructure
modern and contemporary art
pickaxes
portfolios
tools
urban environments

4 Related Resources

Art of interest to Judaic Studies
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Jewish Photographers 
(Part of: Ethnicity and Race)
Garry Winogrand
(Part of: Modern Jewish Photography W19 - Dash Moore)

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