Bill McDowell, ‘Detail of Mr. Tronson, Farmer Near Wheelock, ND, 1936 (Russell Lee) / Detail of Untitled, Alabama, 1936 (Walker Evans)’, 2015, Light Work

Bill McDowell is a photographer living in Plattsburgh, New York. This diptych of two images is from his project Ground, a series of photographs taken from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) archive of “killed” negatives. These negatives that had been damaged with a hole punch by the FSA staff in the 1930s. McDowell’s sequence of photographs relates to land and agriculture, and is mediated by the manner in which the killed negative’s black hole abstracts subject, space, and time.

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