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Porch Steps

Accession Number
2013/2.101

Title
Porch Steps

Artist(s)
Julie Blackmon

Object Creation Date
2003

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm)

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

Subject matter
Julie Blackmon's work addresses family life in contemporary culture. She creates fictional and autobiographical images that explore everyday life. By employing tableau and staged scenes of her own family, she blurs the lines between imagination and reality, often adding fantastical elements to everyday scenes. 

Physical Description
A photograph of four children in front of a house entrance. Two girls hold onto the railing and recline on either side. An infant sits on the bottom step, while another young boy stands on the first step, holding a frog in front of his face.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
boys
children (people by age group)
frogs (animals)
girls
houses
infants
steps (stair units)

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