Thirty-Seven Campfires, Mexico

Thirty-Seven Campfires, Mexico


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Richard Long

(British, 1945-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 48 x 71.1 cm (18 7/8 x 28 in.)

Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 1995.30.a



Richard Long's photographs are simple and direct, drawing on his perceptions of nature as encountered on long walking trips. His art embodies the essence of his experience, not a visual representation of it, and so it signals a radical departure from traditional landscape depictions. The three prints comprising Thirty-Seven Campfires, Mexico record the wild terrain around the Rio Urique in the Mexican mountain range of Sierra Tarahumara, which Long and a friend explored on a six-day walking tour in 1987.

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