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Cerro Azul, Cañete Valley, South Coast, Peru

Accession Number
2014/2.278

Title
Cerro Azul, Cañete Valley, South Coast, Peru

Artist(s)
Marilyn Bridges

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1988

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 13 3/4 in (27.94 cm x 34.93 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)

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. This photograph depicts the lost city of Cerro Azul in the Cañete Valley on the South Coast of Peru. A modern city stretches along the coastline adjacent to the ancient ruins.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts an aerial view of a coastline on which sits a modern town and the ancient ruins of a city.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Inca (culture, general)
Peruvian
aerial photography
archaeological sites
coastlines
fishing villages
lost cities
pyramidal

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