Current Location:
Section 09 (VS) -> Middle Shelf (VS09)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 09; Middle Shelf

Golden Valley, North Dakota

Artwork
Identifier:
2001.227.1
Artist:
David Plowden
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Silverprint
Date:
1971
Description:
Railroad tracks on the left with white buildings in the background.
Historical Context:
David Plowden's photographs focus on the struggle between civilization and nature, old and new. In his photographs and writing, he explores the beauty, power, light, and significance of these once commonplace icons and vistas, and captures the visual texture of a bygone America on the verge of vanishing. Not merely nostalgic, Plowden's photographs often include “found objects” as subjects and are highly constructed compositions more about light and shadow contrasts than subject alone. Above all, Plowden's images capture an intimacy that brings subject and viewer into close proximity.