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Fish Racks, Baicul, Itaparica, Brazil

Accession Number

Fish Racks, Baicul, Itaparica, Brazil

Kristin Capp

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
ink-jet pigment print on paper

24 in x 20 in (60.96 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Ms. Kathleen Lauster and Mr. Jarir Derouach

Subject matter
This photo was created from below a long drying fish-drying rack. The rack appears to be rudimentarily made; forked logs support the long beams stretched across, upon which hundreds of small fish are skewered on metal spikes and laid evenly across the wood. The upwards viewpoint of the camera emphasizes the long size of the structure and the multitudes of fish drying in the sun. From below, the silhouetted repetition of the fish causes the drying rack to resemble a view from underneath a railroad bridge. Above the fish, a luminous cloudy sky stretches overhead.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a view from underneath a wooden drying rack upon which are laid hundreds of drying fish.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Collection Area

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curing (preserving or seasoning)
fish (meat)
fishermen (people)
occupations (livlihoods)

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