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Woman with Tattoos, India

Linda Stevens Connor, American, b. 1944

Creation date: 1979

Other Information

Type: Photograph
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Credit Line: Anonymous gift in honor of Richard and Patricia Amtower
Accession Number: 2007.37
Dimensions: 9 11/16 in. x 7 11/16 in. (24.61 cm x 19.53 cm)


Joshua P. Smith, San Francisco, California ( - May 19, 2007)

Linda Connor, San Francisco, California (1988 - )

Rago Arts and Auction Center, Lambertville, New Jersey (May 19, 2007 - May 19, 2007)

Derrick R. Cartwright, San Diego, California (May 19, 2007 - June 19, 2007)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (June 19, 2007 - )

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October 2007
Going Places: A Series on the Travels of Artists, Objects, and Tastes between Asia and the West
Like her teacher, the iconic American photographer Harry Callahan (1912–1999), Connor works with an 8-by-10 inch large-format view camera, which weighs approximately thirty pounds. Although bulky and cumbersome, this kind of camera enables the photographer to control every step in the taking of a photograph and yields images with rich and crisp details. She places the 8-by-10-inch sheet negative in direct contact with printing-out-paper (paper coated with silver chloride set in a gelatin emulsion, commonly used before 1900) and exposes it to sunlight. The image is formed by action of light and without the aid of chemical development. The seated woman’s direct gaze, sweet smile and open gesture reveals the thoughtful and considerate rapport Connor must have established with the subject prior to taking the photograph. Connor has devoted over 30 years exploring ancient sites with strong spiritual associations—such as rock monuments, caves, and temples—in the American Southwest, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, and Peru. She is also very interested in the people who inhabit these places, and this photograph was taken during an early visit to India and Nepal from 1979 through 1980.
Last Updated: 10/17/2007


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Photographs from the Estate of Joshua P. Smith Rago Arts and Auction Center. Lambertsville, New Jersey, May 19, 2007
Page Number: 130 Lot no. 214, Figure Number: 214

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