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Light Recording Meditation on Radiance No. 3

© Erika Blumenfeld

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© Erika Blumenfeld

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Erika Blumenfeld

American, born 1971

Light Recording Meditation on Radiance No. 3, 2002

diptych: digital chromogenic color prints on aluminum panel

each panel: 36 x 22 inches (91.44 x 55.88 cm); overall: 36 x 45 inches (91.44 x 114.3 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

James G. Forsyth Fund, 2003

P2003:9a-b

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Photographs
Digital prints

Work Type

Chromogenic color print
Laser print

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

When Erika Blumenfeld moved to Sante Fe, New Mexico, in 1994, she began to take photographs of her surroundings. When she realized that a photograph could not successfully re-create actual experience, she stopped to reconsider her approach. After experimenting with painting and printmaking, she realized that the medium she wanted to work with was light, and she returned to photography with a late-nineteenth-century camera. When light accidentally leaked into the camera and formed a gradated image, Blumenfeld discovered the ability to capture light over a period of time. For her “Light Recording” series, she developed her own cameras and processes that directly record the evocative and nuanced effects of light on photographic paper.

Label from Looking Out and Looking In: A Selection of Contemporary Photography, January 19–June 9, 2013

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