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Photograph - Tina

Tina

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Texas (Galveston Beach, photographed)

  • Date:

    1982 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Woodman, Donald, born 1945 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:

    PH.79-1984

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 1008

Woodman has documented performances by American performance artists such as Tina Girouard, depicted here swimming at Galveston Beach. The original shot was made using 4×5 inch Polaroid positive/negative film. The unique positive Polaroid image was then re-photographed and printed at a larger scale. The imperfections on the surface of the Polaroid merge with the reflections on the surface of the water to create a multi-layered image.

After having studied under Ezra Stoller and Minor White, Woodman worked as a scientific photographer at a solar observatory. He continued his studies under George Krause and married Judy Chicago in the 1980s. His photographs feature in her autobiographical works such as My Accident (1986) and Eve in the Garden at 70 (2009).

Physical description

Photograph of a woman swimming in the sea

Place of Origin

Texas (Galveston Beach, photographed)

Date

1982 (made)

Artist/maker

Woodman, Donald, born 1945 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

gelatin silver print

Marks and inscriptions

'Donald Woodman 1/20 c 1982'

Dimensions

Height: 503 mm paper, Width: 405 mm paper, Height: 427 mm image, Width: 355 mm image

Descriptive line

20thC; Woodman Don, Tina, 1982

Labels and date

Photo London: Beneath the Surface
Somerset House 20 May - 24 August

Donald Woodman (born 1945)
Tina, 1982

Woodman has documented performances by American performance artists such as Tina Girouard, depicted here swimming at Galveston Beach. The original shot was made using 4×5 inch Polaroid positive/negative film. The unique positive Polaroid image was then re-photographed and printed at a larger scale. The imperfections on the surface of the Polaroid merge with the reflections on the surface of the water to create a multi-layered image.

Gelatin silver print
V&A Museum no. Ph.79–1984 [20-5-2015]

Categories

Photographs; Performance art

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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