Shirley C. Burden
American , 1909-1989
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Shirley C. Burden
American , 1909-1989
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Shirley Burden is best known for his photographic essay of Ellis Island, shot in the 1950s—not long …

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Shirley Burden is best known for his photographic essay of Ellis Island, shot in the 1950s—not long after it retired from serving as immigrants’ gateway to America. The black-and-white prints depict a nearly deserted space that nonetheless still bears traces of the millions of individuals who passed through. Having …

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