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Naples #620

Accession Number
2013/2.132

Title
Naples #620

Artist(s)
Jed Fielding

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1995

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

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

Credit Line
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH

Subject matter
This photograph depicts a closeup portrait of a little girl standing on a cobblestone street in the southern Italian city of Naples. The girl stands close to the camera, her face and upper torso filling the left side of the frame. Expressionless, she stares into the lens, her dark eyes calmly regarding the photographer. Behind her on the cobblestone street, stands another girl in a floral dress. Playfully posing for the camera, this girl strikes a dramatic pose, her feet turned inwards, and her arm raised to cup the back of her head, her face coyly hiding behind her shoulder. Unlike the girl in the foreground, she is out of focus, yet offers a dynamic foil to the contemplative and serious mood of her companion.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a closeup portrait of a little girl standing on a cobblestone street. Behind her is another girl in a floral dress who poses playfully.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
South Italian (Italian culture or style)
children (people by age group)
eye-level views
girls
journalistic photography
offspring
street scenes
urban environments

3 Related Resources

Children and Childhood
(Part of 7 Learning Collections)
Girlhood
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)

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