Double Frame: Philadelphia

Ray K. Metzker, American, 1931 - 2014

Photograph taken in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America


Gelatin silver print

Image: 4 7/8 × 11 1/4 inches (12.4 × 28.6 cm) Sheet: 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, NYC

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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Purchased with the Alice Newton Osborn Fund, 1985

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Metzker'sDouble Frame series, produced between 1964 and 1966, calls attention to unique technical properties of 35 mm black-and-white roll film. Double Frame: Philadelphia is made of two images that appear side-by-side on a single, continuous strip of film. Metzker incorporates into the photographic print the vertical black line that normally separates one exposure from the next, treating it as a unifying element rather than a standard line of demarcation between two frames.