Carting the Dead, Kerch, CrimeaArtist(s)Dmitri BaltermantsArtist NationalityRussian (culture or style)Object Creation Date1942; printed 2003Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)Subject matter
This photograph depicts three women pushing a wagon full of dead bodies through a barren, muddy landscape. The photograph stages a series of oppositions, formally and conceptually: on the right-hand side are dead, male soldiers, while on the left are living, female civilians. The image presents a rather ambivalent view both of warfare and patriotism. Here, the women’s patriotic duty entails dealing with, psychologically and physically, the tragic consequences of battle.Physical Description
Three women push a wagon carrying dead bodies through muddy and barren terrain.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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wagons (cargo vehicles)
women (female humans)