2008 Photo Contest, Portraits, 2nd prize

Chuck Close

New York Magazine

01 January, 2007

Artist Kara Walker. Walker is known for her work dealing with African American history, largely during the period of slavery and the American civil war. She uses the 19th-century art-form of silhouette to graphically depict abuses of the time. The photographer employed daguerreotype, another process of the period, to reference and pay tribute to Walker's work.

About the photographer

Chuck Close

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