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Lake in Catskill Mountains

Accession Number
2000/2.158.3

Title
Lake in Catskill Mountains

Artist(s)
Joel Meyerowitz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1971

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 13 15/16 in (27.94 cm x 35.4 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Selma & Gerald Lotenberg

Subject matter
This black-and-white photograph depicts people playing in the water by a lake shore. A woman in a bikini at the center midground throws up her hands, releasing her crutches mid-air. A woman stands in the left foreground holding her toddler and young kids playing in the right foreground look on. The exchange of gazes creates a pyramidal composition, accentuated by each figure's sharp, silhouetted contours, which cut against the bright reflection of light on the rippling water surface. 

Physical Description
Group of women and children playing in the shallows.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
children
children (people by age group)
crutches (equipment)
infant
lakes
lakes (bodies of water)
mother
mountains
play (recreation)
swimming
trees
water

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