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Wires, Santa Tereza, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Wires, Santa Tereza, Rio de Janeiro, 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 photograph depicts a view of an urban street scene in Brazil’s capital city, Rio de Janeiro. The photograph was taken looking upwards at the electrical wires that are densely strung together in the street. Layered and knotted, the canopy of wires stretch in a haphazard way back and forth down the street, conjoining at telephone poles and splitting off to feed into buildings and down alleyways. The buildings seem to be from different eras and in various states of decay, some appearing stained and covered with graffiti, others appearing freshly painted. The narrow winding street, the upwards view, and the complicated system of wiring creates a fascinating and disorienting view of the city.  

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a view of an urban scene with telephone poles and electrical wires strung up and down a winding street.

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street scenes
telephone wires
urban environments
utility poles

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