Untitled (Shore Acres, Oregon)

Untitled (Shore Acres, Oregon)
Artist:
Minor White (American, 1908-1976)
Date:
1960
Medium:
Gelatin silver print 
Dimensions:
Image: 7-3/8 x 9-3/8 in. (18.7 x 23.8 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mr. Shirley C. Burden, in memory of Flobelle Fairbanks Burden 
Accession Number:
PH.1970.062 
Copyright:
 
Not on View
Description

(Shore Acres State Park, Oregon, 1960)

White used "straight" photographic methods to create meaningful, abstract imagery. He believed that photographs had the ability to trigger psychological and spiritual insight, and that their meanings lay beyond the subject in the form of similes, symbols, and metaphors. White saw the camera as a "medium and catalyst for [an] intensely personal, emotional, spiritual and metaphysical expression." He chose elemental objects such as rocks, trees, water, and the human figure as his subjects. For White, these organic items suggested larger forces and provided a means for expressing his feelings and moods.

White was an influential photographer whose ideas were expressed through teaching as well as his role as founder and longtime editor of "Aperture" magazine, one of America's leading publications on the visual arts during this period. White used the magazine to promote deserving work and to increase understanding and awareness of the medium.

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