Sunday, September 7, 2008

Photographic Entry for the Robert Morris Univ. Show




This handsome group was photographed on Labor Day, 1978, at Garing's Farm in Zelienople, Pennsylvania, about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. This campground of about 100 acres is comprised of small cottages situated along the Connequenessing Creek. On Labor Day each year, the residents have a parade and a progressive drinking party where each cottage and their family members dress up to fit a particular theme.

I was wandering around this campground early one afternoon, and stumbled into this gathering where the family members had decided to dress in mock KKK outfits. You can see the reaction that at least one member had to my taking photographs. True, they are only joking, but why would anyone even consider this kind of a theme? Disturbing, no?

The print that I'm submitting to the Robert Morris Faculty Show is an archival digital print, 24 x 18 inches, printed as a Quadtone on 100% rag, textured fine art paper. The print is being framed with a beveled, 8 ply museum board mat, conservation glass, and a simple black frame.


2 comments:

crustypiman said...

The P in DPM must be for photomagician. This print is definitely magical, black magical. The composition is superb and your description of the circumstances behind it is fascinating. Do you think any of these folks will vote for Obama? Uh. Let me think about that. The photo looks great, Dennis. Good choice for the faculty show. The π-man approves.

Nuke said...

weird stuff man