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  • Date:

    20th century (made)

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    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 968


20th century (made)

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Duane Michals, 'Chance Meeting', 1972

Labels and date

Label for 'Making It Up: Photographic Fictions' (3 May 2013 - 12 January 2014):

Duane Michals (born 1932)
Chance Meeting

Michals uses sequences of photographs to suggest a narrative. The stories are often open-ended, and sometimes even surreal. In this sequence, two men pass in an alleyway without incident, but the encounter seems loaded with significance. The photographs are framed consistently, and the figures move move in and out of the shot, as in a film.

Gelatin silver prints
Museum nos. Ph.1038 to 1043-1978 []

Subjects depicted

Homosexuality; Gay


Photographs; Gender and Sexuality; LGBTQ


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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