Withdraw Projections # 2; Foster, Steve; 1971; 1982:0095:0001


Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop


Withdraw Projections # 2

About this object

Photographer Steven Foster was born in Piqua, Ohio in 1945. The photographer is known for evoking emotions in his viewers. The work is meant to illuminate the spiritual and emotional. Foster has been influenced by literary author’s such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, many New England Transcendentalists, and abstract-expressionist Barnett Newman. Foster’s work ultimately encourages and revels in the imagination—bringing his viewers along for an emotional ride. In 1968, Steven Foster received his B.S. in photography from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and in 1972 he received his M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico. The photographer has taught as a professor since the 1970s, and his work has been shown in Chicago at the Young Hoffman Gallery, the Frumkin Gallery, the Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago, and Columbia College, to name a few. Depicted in the image are four men and a woman standing in a crowd looking out of a large window. (The image looks like it might have been taken at an airport, or some other public venue). The image has a surreal and artistic edifice.


Foster, Steve

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Mounted photograph

Date Made


Medium and Materials

gelatin-silver print

Inscription and Marks

verso: [printed label] PRINT SALE STEVE FOSTER PRICE 30. PS - 181 VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP 4 ELTON ST. ROCHESTER, N.Y. 14607 (716) 442-8676verso: [ink] Steve Foster Abby, U.M. April 1971 - November 1971 verso: [ink] "Withdraw Projections # 2"


image: 11.9 cm x 18.2 cm

overall: 27.2 cm x 25.3 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

20th Century Photography

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Subject and Association Keywords

Steve Foster

Subject and Association Keywords

Visual Studies Workshop

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gelatin silver

Credit Line

gift of Steve Foster

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