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Overview, Moray

Accession Number
2012/2.49

Title
Overview, Moray

Artist(s)
Marilyn Bridges

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1989

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 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. In this photograph, Bridges frames a valley with limestone sinkholes terraced by the Incas above the Urubamba Valley in Peru. This archaeological site has three pits which have been carved out of the earth with depths of up to 100 feet and more.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts an aerial view of a valley with sunken terraced circles.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Inca (culture, general)
aerial photographs
archaeological sites
ruins
terraces (landscaped-site elements)
valleys (landforms)

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Nature in Photography
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