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Rebuilding Liberty, NYC

Accession Number
2013/2.279

Title
Rebuilding Liberty, NYC

Artist(s)
Marilyn Bridges

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1985

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
20 in x 16 in (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Will and Joanne Potter

Subject matter
Marilyn Bridges describes the markings and monuments that she photographs from above as “the messages of humankind.” As a pilot and photographer, she documents contemporary landscapes connected to ancient times, which addresses the human relationship to the earth and environment. Bridges depicts the Statue of Liberty in New York City during the reconstruction period of 1984-1986. Looking down on the monument, with the water glimmering, the viewer sees the iconic structure from an unusual perspective during her rehabilitation.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts an aerial view of a statue surrounded by construction scaffolding on an island surrounded by water. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
aerial photography
freedom
monuments
oceans
rebuilding sites

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