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Photo of the Week #28

Ray K Metzker

Ray K. Metzke, NudeTorso II, 1965

Ray K. Metzke, NudeTorso II, 1965


March 26, 2019
"For some time, I have found myself discontented with the single, fixed-frame image, the isolated moment that seemingly is the dominant concern of still photography today.  Instead, my work has moved into something of the composite, of collected and related moments, employing methods of combination, repetition, and superimposition as I find the opportunity in the camera, the darkroom, and the final presentation.  Where photography has been primarily a process of selection and extraction, I wish to investigate the possibilities of synthesis."

-From Ray K. Metzker's successful 1966 application for a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.