Light of Light; Uelsmann, Jerry; 1971:0225:0001


Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop


Light of Light

About this object

Jerry Uelsmann is a prominent American photographer of the 20th century whose work challenges the viewers’ sensibilities as to what is real and what is logical. Uelsmann uses the technique of “combination printing”, the layering of multiple negatives on top of each other in the enlarger.
This postcard was Jerry Uelsmann's Christmas card. In the image, Uelsmann stands a top a rock formation and stares into the background.


Uelsmann, Jerry

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Mounted photograph

Medium and Materials

Gelatin Silver Print


Image: 18.8 x 11.9 cm
Overall: 35.6 x 27.9 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

20th Century Photography

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gelatin silver

Credit Line

Gift of the estate of Alice Wells

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