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Photograph - Signs of a Struggle

Signs of a Struggle

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Brighton (made)

  • Date:

    2003 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Strand, Clare (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    gelatin silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Al-Thani Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M, case MX23, shelf 4

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a humble dining room, the window curtains are closed, one of the chairs at the dining table lies on the floor. The print is mounted onto a slightly yellowed cardboard.

Place of Origin

Brighton (made)


2003 (made)


Strand, Clare (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

gelatin silver print


Height: 37.8 cm frame, Width: 42.8 cm frame, Height: 42.8 cm frame, Width: 37.8 cm frame, Depth: 34 mm frame

Descriptive line

Photograph, black and white, silver gelatin, from the series 'Signs of a Struggle', by Clare Strand, Brighton, 2003

Labels and date

Inspired by utilitarian photographs that are used as evidence, such as scientific and crime scene photography, Strand says her work is 'about the nature of the medium of photography, its uses and its limitations'. The mysterious images in this series, apparently discovered in some unspecified archive, contain labels and markings that seem intended to clarify what is shown. In fact, these traces of an obscure system of classification or interpretation only enhance their ambiguity. [11/08/2011-27/11/2011]






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