Sad Emptiness

Artwork

Identifier:
2016.60.2
Artist:
Dr. Jim Penn
Medium:
Photograph
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 18 in
Description:
Inside room missing a roof with a rubble floor, two dirty pink walls, and one blue. A chalkboard hangs on the far wall.
Historical Context:
"This school was once one of the largest and most attractive school buildings along the Tahuayo River. The building now sits dismantled and abandoned because the village where it is located is itself largely dismantled and abandoned, dropping in population from over 40 families in 1993 to just 8 families today. Migration from rural to urban areas has been pervasive in the Amazon for decades, but has been especially strong in Tahuyo River communities during the last 15 years." - Jim Penn
Credit:
Gift of Dr. Jim Penn
Library of Congress Subjects
Photography
Current Location:
GVSU ➜ GVSU Storage ➜ Room 140 (PDC) ➜ Box 079
Location Notes:
GVSU Storage; Room 140 (PDC); Box 79; Pack #29