This black and white photograph shows a portion of a woman's face against a solid black background. It is a close-up view of her right cheek, eye and eyebrow. She is gazing downward so the lashes and lid partially cover her eye.
This is the cover photograph for Ralph Gibson's book, "Infanta", (1995) that presented a group of his photographic studies of women. His abstraction of facial features against a blank black background reveals his formalist, yet sensual approach. "When I make a photograph, I move in closer and I take things away, and I take things away, until I get everything out the frame except what I want. Therefore my process is considered subtractive." [www.bermangraphics.com/press/ralphgibson.htm]
Black knit skirt. The bottom of the skirt has a border of, designed in red, words that read Bring the War Home Power to the People, with a line of stylized marching figures underneath, and a thin line of white at the skirt's hem.
This black and white photograph has a horizontal format depicting three headshots of men with their faces obscured. There are handdrawn forms- a cone on the face of one man and a hexagram (six-pointed star; Star of David), a tiny square and a square divided into four parts below the headshots.
This is a photograph of wall graffitti that was taken in Paris in 2001. Robert Beckley was a professor and Dean of the UM Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. This photograph was displayed at an exhibition of his work at the Slusser Gallery following his retirement. His artist statement explains, "The abstract forms one can find on the walls of a city have become my canvas. The urban landscape is for me what the natural landscape is for others. The inessential background of the city becomes the foreground in my lens."